boarding6's Canditions

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 7, 2020

Down Little Blue John Up West Fork, all dry anchors good. Up climbs on the West are more fun than expected.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 6, 2020

Absolutely a great adventure! Be prepared and be skilled, not for newbies. Ended up starting late and hiked out by moonlight. Moki climb is risky 5.6+ Canyon was dry, anchors solid group of 7 took 8 hours.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 7, 2016

Water level low, still have 1 short swim, other areas up to my chest (6'). Starting to smell, but always a fun canyon. The log collection from the last flash has added some fun.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 6, 2016

Very cold. 3.2 wetsuits did not cut it. The fingers went numb first. There is no sun for a long stretch so be prepared. The semi-keeper water level required us to use a pack toss, more of a pack jam in the crack got us out of it. We made the mistake of having all in the water while we worked on the exit and that made it very cold.

The log jams are fun, nothing not too difficult. The rap off the log is a sketchy start but doable.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 15, 2014

Left Fork, anchors in good shape. Dry, Dry, Dry.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 15, 2014

What a fun, challenging canyon. "most" of the water can be stemmed over, however there are three that are full and the last one is a swimmer and I'm 6 foot tall. However if you are nice like me, you can rig a zip line for the rest of the folks. Over the swimmer I used a 40 m rope (doubled) and webbing extend to a tree where the rest of the group was able to slide right over, and the rope pull as simple. Lots of fun.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 14, 2014

Anchors in good shape, some water at the top which is easy to work around. Narrow section is dry. Loved the tunnel, make sure to turn back and enjoy the red glow.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 2, 2013

Epic! Webbing in good condition. Couple of muddy spots and one pot hole that had water and a moderate downclimb side step and all is dry. 6 of us from trail head to trail head 5 hours.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 19, 2013

Left fork is dry, anchors good. Right fork big rappel anchor rebuilt, the dead man was not sturdy. Extended webbing to platform for easier rope pull (we used a fiddle stick). Pot hole at the bottom full of mud about knee deep, once in you are stuck until a partner assist out. Loads of fun. Enjoyed the rest of Right fork more then Left as there are so many narrow and downclimb sections.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 19, 2013

Social trail is emerging for the hike up. What a view from the ridge. Anchors all good, avoidable water under the Bridge. Fun short canyon.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 18, 2013

Left fork dry, added webbing to last rap, trick is to chimney out past the choke stone so your webbing drops in the slot. then work down and on rappel.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 25, 2013

Absolutely beautiful! What a fun canyon, cool ascent to the arch with an amazing view! Pool Arch "pool" was very full, tree in the pool may help with exit. One really stinky pool to chimney over and and a couple of mid-calf waders. The tree stuck upright in the exit of one pot hole is tricky for the short legged, they will need a hand on the down canyon side. If you are using the "fiddlestick" on the last rap make sure you have plenty of room between the anchor and your stone knot, watch were the rope moves as others descend, you'll want to triple check that you won't knock the stick out as you work your way of the little landing below the anchors.

1 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 24, 2013

Not a friendly canyon and short, skip it for others. Snake on first ledge, last 50 feet of "down climb" is a crack traversing down canyon difficult for newbies, cow still in process of decay and with the amount of sun and 2 years since it's passing it will be there a long time.