There was a down climbing accident on the initial descent down into Boss Hog Canyon in the North Wash area of Utah this weekend. There is a good write up of the incident on the Yahoo Canyons Group which can be found here, along with follow up discussion. Fortunately it looks he will be ok after a bit of recovery thanks to the crew he was with, the SAR team, which included the proprietors of Stan’s Chevron and Burger Shak in Hanksville.
Most of us who have been in the sport for a while have had similar incidents occur at some point in our adventures. Well if you are willing to spend the time to fill out a survey on one or more of your epics you might win some canyoneering gear for your troubles. Dr. Steve Kugath a professor of Outdoor Recreation at BYU-Idaho is collecting the information for an accident database that will be available to the public. You can find the survey here.
An Imlay Canyon Kolob Pack
4 Rock Exotica Pirate Locking Carabiners
a one year subscription to ClimbUtah.com
A stealth black Totem device
An Imlay Canyon 9.2 mm x 200 foot Canyonero rope
A copy of Dave Black’s Canyoneering: A guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons Book
2 outdoor sticker packs with stickers from 5.10. Marmot, Outdoor Research, Mammut, PMI, Go Lite, Sierra Designs, Rock Exotica, Blue Water, NRS, La Sportiva, Kavu, Princeton Tec, Black Diamond, Scarpa, Sterling Rope, Osprey, Edelrid, Big Agnes, Omega Pacific, Dakine and Petzl
Deadline in July 1st 2012.
Full post describing the survey can be found on the Yahoo Canyons Group here.