Mineral Creek


Intermediate Canyon - Mineral Creek

Join for this incredibly scenic canyon first descended less than 3 weeks ago. You'll be part of the 3rd known group through this canyon (less than 10 people are known to have descended this canyon), and also observe anchor maintenance/bolt placement procedures that go into establishing new canyons. Camera highly recommended, this canyon makes for good pictures!

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  • Intermediate Canyon
  • Moderate

Meet at the Mineral Creek trailhead at 9am (47.4176, -121.2383). Becca & Jake are leading a trip the day before through Incognito canyon nearby, so they will be camping at the trailhead. Participants are welcome to join Saturday evening for a socially distanced hangout at camp.


Mineral Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Personal Gear

  • Wetsuit
  • Helmet with Whistle
  • Harness
    • Harness includes: lanyards, variable friction descender, working carabiners, master carabiner, 60cm sling, hand ascender, chest ascender/harness, rigging 8, VT prusik/eyeloop cord
  • Canyon shoes (or approach shoes with grippy rubber)
  • Snacks/Lunch
  • Water Bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Drybag or Canyon Keg to store snacks/lunch/other

Group Gear

  • Canyon Pack (if you own one)
  • Canyon/Static Rope (if you own one)
  • Extra Drybags/Canyon Kegs
  • Rope Bags

If you do not have a specific piece of gear and, please email/text Jake to discuss options.  The Mountaineers has harnesses, knives, working and master carabiners, CRITR descenders, hand and chest ascenders, VT prusik/eyeloop cords, 60cm slings, and canyon quickdraws for participant use. The leaders will be bringing additional rope, ropebags, and packs from the Mountaineers to fill in the gaps as needed.

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