Beta and Brews - Canyoning in the PNW

Beta and Brews - Canyoning in the PNW

Canyoning is a burgeoning sport in the PNW, with over 40 first descents in the past 3 years! Join us for a beer and a discussion about canyoning in the Pacific Northwest (primarily Washington). We'll present some background on the sport, as well as beta on 9 classic canyons nearby.
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  • Tue, Feb 25, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Seattle Program Center
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    Goodman B
  • Skye Stoury
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Seattle
  • vCal / iCal
  • 42 (120 capacity)

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Canyoning in the Pacific Northwest

Canyoning is a roped sport that requires a combination of climbing, whitewater, and backcountry travel skills. While knowledge and concepts from other sports transfer, canyoning has a very specific set of unique techniques used to navigate the terrain safely.

In this presentation geared towards climbers, we'll share some background on the sport as well as some beta from some local classic canyons. We'll also give you some ideas for how to get started, how to avoid common climber mistakes, and the gear you'll need and where to find current beta.

We'll wrap up with some photos from more advanced PNW canyons and recent first descents!

Come hear the presentation and have a beer!

About the presenters

Tiffanie Lin has descended more than 150 unique canyons, including 30 first descents, ranging from Washington, Oregon, Canada, California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Turkey, Jordan, Mexico, Mallorca, Italy, and Spain. She's a volunteer leader for the Mountaineers Seattle Canyoning Committee, and past president of the Coalition for American Canyoneers.

Jake Huddleston has professionally guided nearly 100 canyon trips, and has descended 120 unique canyons in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, California, Utah, Colorado, and New Zealand. He's also participated in 29 first descents, and is a volunteer leader for the Mountaineers Seattle Canyoning Committee.

Becca Polglase is the Chair of the Mountaineers Seattle Canyoning Committee. A climber-turned-canyoneer, she got her start canyoneering in 2001 in the canyons of the desert southwest. A 2011 graduate of the Basic Alpine Climbing Course and the Crag Course, she's descended 30 unique canyons in Utah, Washington, Colorado, and British Columbia.