LITTLE FALLS. MT.CHARLESTON, NEVADA

June 05, 2017



Adam Haydock in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
James and Tena reached out to me to see what I was doing and I was a bit indecisive after spending a long day working with the Red Rock Search and Rescue agency but after a few ideas were tossed around we decided to head up to Mt. Charleston and check out Little Falls Canyon. 

close up on formation in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
Mt. Charleston in the summer is quite pleasent as the temp was 30 degrees cooler than it was in the lower valley. These conditions were quite ideal for this short 3CII on the Charleston range.

 Adam Haydock Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS

The sun was hot but the cool winds were ideal for a casual walk up to the top of a saddle and to the top of a butte where we could see an overview of the valley below.

James Edwards in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
Upon our descent into the Little Calls Canyon, we saw noticed that the water was flowing but when we got to the head of the canyon, the water was at a good flow to keep this route interesting, despite the cold 38 degree water.

James Edwards in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
We bushwhack a bit through the brush which is not that bad and come up to our first drop.  The anchor is RDC on a ledge and goes down about 30ft to a pile of logs.
Adam Haydock in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
We all wore wet suits and jackets and I wore my cave suit which worked out perfectly in keeping warmth and enjoyment at the ideal level.

Adam Haydock and James Edwards in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
The following drops all came in succession and with one another.  We made sure we followed class C protocol with the flowing water as the following drops brought us into full immersion with the 38 degree water temps. I remember looking over the edge on one of the drops and telling James, " Oh yea, we will be in it", and it, we were!

hoanglan tena nguyen Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
The sun was able to work itself into the canyon enough to warm you back up once you were fully immersed in the water and the drops were up to 90ft. with a couple of down climbs in water slides.

hoanglan tena nguyen in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
The last sequence is a bend around the canyon to a ledge that had a large seasonal snow glacier that was melting quick. There is some graffiti on the walls and a crowd at the last drop gazing up at us coming down.
Adam Haydock in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS
There is a bolt back about 5 ft from the log RDC that can be rigged for the final 20ft which will allow you to go under the log which can be quite fun.

James Edwards in Little Falls. Mt. Charleston, Nevada PHOTO BY: JAMES EDWARDS

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