Bull Valley Gorge invite Oct 5 - & latest conditions?

Ross

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Would any intermediate canyoneers like to join myself and a friend going down Bull Valley Gorge on Oct 5 if no rain is forecast.
We've heard it can just be one or 2 short easyish rope-assisted downclimbs/rappels, but the canyon can change as it gets big floods and others say big trapped trees and chockstones could provide some nasty surprises. Although my friend has reasonable rappeling experience, although from some years ago, I will only have done it a few times, so it would be good to have someone confident in case of unexpected nasty surprises. (I'm less worried though about the rappels than the climbing and getting stuck between a nasty climb up a huge chockstone and a rap behind us).

Has anyone been recently? I know floods could change things yet, but would be good to know conditions?
Anyone interested, I've heard it can be dry, probably is muddy, and could have some cold wades and possibly even a short cold swim

Lastly I don't really want to hike all 15 miles round to Willis Creek, which I've seen, but I've heard there are exits to Bull Valleys' rim before Sheep Creek. Are these just tough scrambles or difficult climbs and exposed and anyone know how far along and if obvious ? Thanks in advance
 
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