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Wild Sky Adventure Guides

VERTICAL CANYONEERING ADVENTURE!

Wild Canyon With Exposure and Big Rappels Near Seattle

High Adventure: Vertical Canyoneering Adventure

Location

Tesseract Canyon near Snoqualmie Pass. Just Outside Seattle!

Age Limit

18 and older. Younger clients may apply to join this trip.

Open availability

June 15th - July 15th 2024

Length

10+ hours

Experience required

Intermediate. For people who have been rappelling before and are used to the mental challenge of exposure to heights. If you want to practice rappelling in a new context then this is the adventure for you!

Fitness required

Must be able to hike 1200 feet of elevation in just over a mile. All up a steep slope! You will then need to complete a full day of physical difficulty.

Price

$299 per person.

Minimum Group Size

3-6 participants.
Call before booking groups larger than 6.
If you are a group of 2, please email us and we can schedule a special event to attract more participants.

The Vertical Canyoneering Experience

The Vertical Canyoneering Adventure is our most technical and demanding canyon. Featuring a committing descent and multi-pitch rappels this canyon was chosen to showcase multi pitch rappel techniques that increase efficiency while maintaining safety. This is a good canyon for anyone looking to increase their capabilities in vertical terrain. 

Trip Outline:

The day starts when you meet your guide in North Bend at 8am. After a 40 minute drive to your canyons trailhead near the Middle Fork you will gear up and receive an in-depth safety briefing  from your guide. 

The Tesseract features a demanding 1.5 – 2.5 hour approach with about 1200 feet of elevation gain. This canyon demands that you put in work in order to gain access to the entrance.

The Tesseract begins with an airy descent into a beautiful box canyon. You descend about 300 feet over two rappels. The overwhelming depths of the Teseract can be overwhelming, but the awe you feel in the presence of such unique nature will stay with you. From here expect many more rappels and incredible nature. A hazard here is navigating the avalanche debris that accumulates in different sections of the canyon every year.

From the bottom of The Tesseract expect to hike about half an hour back to the car. You will de-rig and remove your harness and wetsuit. You will towel off and put on your dry clothes. Make sure to remove any personal equipment from the Wild Sky backpacks! Your guide will return you to your car in North Bend. 

Conditions Dependent:  Wild Sky only offers the Vertical Canyoneering Adventure from June  15th – July 15th. This is because of a snowbridge that forms  inside  The Tesseract and makes  the  canyon impassible in early June. After mid July the meltout is complete and the canyon isn’t fun until it starts raining again. 

There is a potential that we open up bookings for this product in September if it is rainy. Get in contact if you have questions about September availability.

At Wild Sky Adventure Guides, we understand that not everyone has a group of friends or family to go on an adventure with. That’s why we’re excited to offer a booking feature that connects individuals with other travellers so that you can book a guided trip together.

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