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Waterfall Rappelling July 22nd

Jul 22, 2023, 2:00 – 8:00 PM

Saddleback YSA Ward
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Waterfall Rappelling July 22nd


About this event

Saddleback Ward

YSA High Adventure

San Antonio Falls--- > Rappelling

July 22nd and Aug 5th, 8am- noon.

Canyoneering Rendezvous Overview:

Meet at 8:00 am, at the Trail head. It’s an easy 1.5-mile approach hike, ¾ of mile is on pavement. The last ¼ mile is steep and rugged with easy scrambling to get to the start. Round trip this is a 3-mile hike, mostly found on pavement. The 5 rappels will bring us back to where we started. There is always a constant flow of water. The big rains have brought the fun to epic proportions you will be wet! All participants will get wet from the knees down. On the largest rap (90 feet), you will be soaked! This baptism route drops you right under the pour off. Depending on group size this is a 4+ hour canyon and we should be done around noon.

Saturday, July 22nd and Aug 5th

Depending on the numbers that want to participate, we will determine if additional days are need to be added. To minimize the wait time and also due to harness limitations, we will have 2 different days for this event. Both days will start at 8am -12 PM.

At the Trailhead there is a toilet. We will meet at 8 am across from the toilet, before the gate.

Canyoneering waterfall Description:

Rap #1 = 80 feet

Rap # 2-70 feet

Rap #3-90 foot “Baptism” soaker

Rap #4-70 foot

Rap #5-95 foot

Gear Checklist

Basic Technical Canyoneering Kit (Able to carry all this in one “small” pack)

I have the “critical gear” items your ward will use and is noted with a (*), If a YSA has his own gear, I will determine if it will work for what we are doing. Shorts, shirt, or swimsuit would be appropriate. Due to harness, you will want to wear shorts long enough, so the harness does not rub on bare skin.

Some kind of small pack (Medium/Large school size pack, Must be able to carry everything in the gear list comfortably)

Helmet (A Must, Skate board, or at minimum bike helmet could work)

Gloves (Leather or garden gloves)
Harness* (I will provide)
Rappel Device * (I will provide)
Locking Carabineers* (I will provide)
Neoprene Socks Optional (Surf booties to be worn inside your shoes) Cold water

Wetsuit vest Optional, takes edge off or rain parka

Shoe or boot (Fit for booties, if worn)
Dry Bag (Or Freezer zip lock bag(s), for anything you don’t want wet)
Extra long sleeve shirt (Optional-To wear if cold after baptism.)

Fleece jacket (Optional-To wear if cold after baptism.)

Extra clothes (Extra dry shirts/shorts, clothes to change in/ left in car)

Towel (Left in car, to assist in changing)

2 Water bottles (Or camel back bladder, but bottles are better)

Food (Lightweight, non cook foods: Power bars, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc…)

Camera (Must be water resistant, I will be taking pics for all)


5 North

57 North

210 East

Exit N. Mountain Ave (Go Left) follow for several miles. Keep strait at the stop sign.

Right on Mt. Baldy Road, follow up past the village of Baldy.

Go left at the “Y” up to Mt. Baldy, not Icehouse Canyon.

Pass Manker Flats Campground

Next major left is the Trail Head on Falls Road. Park anywhere in this general area. Parking is up both sides of the road.

*Adventure Pass is encouraged, but not required for each car to park!



Saturday, July 22, 2023
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC