burley's Canditions

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 13, 2013

There was decent flow at the bridge but only a trickle at the first rappel. Our first time through and we still enjoyed it despite the low flow. We got a late start (845), hit the junction with the Virgin at around 830 and didn't hit campsite 11 in the Virgin narrows until a bit after dark. Definitely a long hike, but we weren't moving quickly either.

The four in our group used from 3/2 up to 7mm (thrift store special) and no one got cold (though some were a bit too toasty). Left the suit bottoms on after the main technical section but removed harnesses. The creek dried up about halfway between the main technical and the Virgin and we didn't have pumpable water until the Virgin. A dead dear/sheep a bit before it dried up (I didn't hang around to examine) also discouraged pumping.

We replaced one bit of webbing while diving for some dropped gear but the rest looked fine. Did get rattled at on the slog.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 6, 2013

Full Imlay with a group of 4 in just over 12 hrs, including some time waiting for clouds to dissipate.

3/2 wetsuits were plenty for the guys, though our female friend got chilled by the last drop with a 3/2 Farmer John + 2mm? Jacket. Could have been avoided with more focus on getting out quickly, but once we heard the river below we slowed down.

Water levels were still very low despite a few recent storms, though that will likely change soon as the ground seemed pretty saturated. Many blown holes but still plenty to get out easily. Used Ibis and Talon, though Talons alone would have been fine.

Some webbing will need replaced soon, especially at the big wall.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 5, 2013

Roads, webbing, and trail were in great shape. No water in Englestead. 6.5 hrs for 5 of us from the car to shuttle. Lots of traffic in Orderville and the Narrows.

PS: A "willing" pack mule to drop you off and carry back up the 300 ft rope is the way to go.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 16, 2013

Dry. Fun little slot. Did counterclockwise. No rope needed (we went down the smaller drainage to the West) but webbing may add some comfort for the timid.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 13, 2013

Went prepared for water, found only a little a couple times when we punched through a few feet of snow. Anchors were all covered up except one; it was in good shape and we ghosted the rest. Last drop we were able to use a talon with a great placement on the backside of a boulder. Hike out was a painful slog through deep soft snow. I can't tell you the quality of the ice for climbing, but it sure looked AWESOME sliding down it. AMAZING little canyon in these conditions but can't wait to try it again with flow.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 13, 2013

Not quite dry, but nothing over waist deep, and most of that was avoidable if you tried. Seems like the trail is more established on the approach. Webbing at the arch was solid, second rap had rings and third had just hangers.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 6, 2013

Did Woodchuck. Water in the first (avoidable) pots. Skinnier than expected so we regretted the large packs. No anchor problems.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 6, 2013

With warm ambient temperatures no wetsuits were needed. Water was low throughout, even able to go under the arch to exit the keeper. One webbing anchor in good shape around an arch just before the last keeper helped us avoid needing an Ibis hook.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 5, 2013

Done by headlamp. Dry. Didn't notice any anchor problems but I think we only used one (the first drop). Approached from the Lep side and had a bit of trouble navigating in the dark. If you don't want to see the graffiti go at night, it was a great looking canyon by headlamp =)

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 5, 2013

Did Left/West Lep by headlamp. No water. Great anchors. One tightish squeeze under a boulder for the bigger guys.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 16, 2013

Couple of places where getting wet was necessary. Add a swim to that if you are less than 6ft.

Fixed rope was still there at the 20' drop (extended to be used for the downclimb after the drop as well). We didn't use it but it looked fine, as did the webbing/rapide option. The second rappel was well set up with an anchor extending over the edge to avoid grooves.

Took about 2 hours without exploring the upper section.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 16, 2013

Short little hike on a warm day. Saw lots of footprints but not a soul.

The two bolts and webbing seemed to be in good shape, and only one spot right before the rappel where getting wet up to the waist was mandatory.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 18, 2012

Quick trip through in the afternoon took us just over an hour. Water levels were pretty full and not very cold, though some of our group did take wetsuits and didn't mind the extra protection. Not having to wait behind anyone probably helped too. Anchors were fine. I read it flashed the next day so feel free to ignore any of the above.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 18, 2012

Water was fairly clean and not too cold. Our group of four went through with everything from a 3/2 full up to a drysuit and everyone was plenty comfortable. Semi-keeper and logjam could be challenging for some, especially solo. Anchors in good condition but some downclimb webbing could be cleaned up or replaced soon.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 28, 2012

Getting wet is a choice at (almost?) all raps and downclimbs. With warm weather we had no need to avoid the watercourse however. Some webbing could be improved and replaced soon.