Summary
A short, steep, fully featured and very technical canyon, ending with an impressive 70m multi pitch abseil. 
Canyon Descent:
110m
Highest Drop:
70m
Canyon Length:
420m
Minimum Ropes:
1x 30m + 2x 60m
Flood Risk:
EXTREME
Access Type:
Public
Rock Type:
Microdiorite
Catchment:
6.5km2
Duration: in, down and out:
IN: 20 mins DOWN: 2hrs OUT: 10 mins
Anchors
Bolted
Notes
Sharp rock present throughout! Can be descended in low to moderate flow, see water level indicator. Several drops require descending in the flow which can be intense in higher flows. Used throughout out the summer by guiding companies. any attempt to escape out the canyon would be difficult and dangerous, if levels are expected to rise, best to avoid. River: Allt Coire na Ba
Description
Approach by Car: Park in the grey mares tail car park in town. Approach by foot: Follow the well signposted trail up to the top of the canyon. Canyon entry: Either get in at the bridge or just above for a couple of extra features. Canyon descent: A committing descent down an impressive canyon. The experience you get is very dependant on water levels. Be aware this canyon does flash flood so expect levels to rise fast after rainfall. Exit: After the final 70m pitch exit TL and follow the path to the car park. Escapes: Escapes are sometimes possible but always difficult and sometimes dangerous. First Decent: Ben Starkie.
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This Canyon is Guided
Before entering this canyon please call the operator(s) below to prevent queuing. If you would like to be guided through this canyon get in contact with the recommended operator(s) below.
Have You Descended This Canyon Recently?
If so we would love to hear from you in the comment section below! Let the whole community know more about this canyon, Information such as time taken to: approach, descend and exit are extremely helpful, as well as any new hazards you may have come across whilst canyoning at this location.  If any information on this page is missing, incorrect or out of date, please get in contact with us directly so we can rectify as soon as possible. 
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Sol Armer
Sol Armer
April 18, 2024 11:11 am
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Brilliant technical canyon. 2nd time I’ve descended it. We completed it in relatively high flow. Anchors on river right on A5 need replacing. We placed our own then removed them to rig a guideline from river left once the first person was down. The rusty bolts on A8 river right, always make me nervous, it would be nice to see them replaced some some big resin anchors. Regardless, it is definitely one of the best descents in the country.

Jay
Jay
August 29, 2023 9:54 am
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Incredible canyon, no issues at all, well bolted and anchors are in great condition. Becomes much more difficult in high water flows so check flow and forecast carefully before descending. Well worth the trip.

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