Canyon Gear for Wet Canyons

What do I need to go canyoning in Washington? Do I need a wet suit? Should I have a canyoning harness? What do I need on my harness? Do I need a canyon rope? These are all great questions people should get answers to before rapping down in a PNW canyon. I see a lot of new folks out there not fully prepared to be in PNW canyons, typically climbers, SW canyoners and even kayakers. All these folks have some gear to do canyon things and a enough knowledge to get them in a PNW canyon. The difference between them and having to right gear is how much you will enjoy the experience. Some gear is a must for safety, but the level of safety and comfort can very for each user. Behind the Scenes When Ryan first showed up to do the first canyon video he was amazed at how much different gear there was to do, what seemed to be, a similar sport to climbing. In between our canyon days he said "lets go inside and shoot some gear stuff" and what you see is what you got! 😂 After Posting Thoughts Working with Ryan it can be hard to follow up with all the questions and comments from one video because he is putting out sooo much content. I am glad he now has this space to for me to answer some questions and fill in the blanks of the video. Details of My Canyoning Harness Here is my canyoning harness. For the swiftwater canyons I run, I setup my harness as described in the V7 Level 1 Course. I liked the concept of group members having a similar gear making solving problems and dealing with emergencies easier. With everyone carrying a little extra, no one person ends up having to support the team when needed. You can approach you harness kit two ways: Gear Based - Buy all this gear and you're good-to-go. It works, but the problem is the gear is only half of the solution... You need to know how to use it. Task Based - I set up all my harness with these questions in mind: Can I go down rope? Can I go up rope? Can I self-rescue? Can I connect to an anchor? Can I build an anchor? Can I do a partner rescue? I have found, with training and practice, I can do all of these task with a variety of gear. So I carry just what I need to be the best team member I can.

What do I need to go canyoning in Washington? Do I need a wet suit? Should I have a canyoning harness? What do I need on my harness? Do I...