SRG's Canditions

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 18, 2019

Camped 1 mile upstream of the mouth of Baker Canyon.

East Baker - Dropped in above the standard entrance. Took a group of four 7 or 8 hours at a leisurely pace. Moderately full, wetsuits highly recommended. Bolts are old and don't inspire confidence.

West Baker - Took a group of four about 4 or 5 hours at a leisurely pace. Moderately full, wetsuits highly recommended. Bolts are newer and in good shape.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
3 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 13, 2018

Group of 4 took 9.5 hrs car-to-car from Hidden Splendor via the Miners Approach.

Mostly dry with a few wades. No one wore wetsuits, but we got pretty cold and a long lunch to warm up in the sun was necessary.

Many bolted anchors throughout. Nasty water. Gnats are out around sunset.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 20, 2015

Some pots were almost full, some almost empty. Go prepared with pothole escape gear.

No wetsuits were used by any in our group and we were comfortable. We were in the water a lot, but it was a very hot day.

There was lots of mud which made escapes difficult. Etriers saved the day.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
5 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 24, 2015

Did the Middle Fork. It's dry and has anchors throughout.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 22, 2014

For the end of June, there is still a lot of water flowing through Pleiades. "Class-C" skills required.

I wore a full length 3/2 and 5mm neoprene socks and was cold by the time we were halfway through the canyon.

There are anchors at every rappel.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 21, 2014

We encountered multiple swims.

No wetsuits were necessary on this 95 degree afternoon.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 21, 2014

Multiple long swims, as always.

Water was relatively clean and cool.

We all brought wetsuits and were glad we did. It was about 90 degrees out.

It took our group of 3 about 4.5 hours car-to-car with a bike shuttle.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 25, 2014

There were a couple swims and plenty of deep wading.

Temp was between 75 and 80. Three in our group had full wetsuits, one in our group had no wetsuit and we were all happy with our decision.

There are acceptable anchors at all rappels.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 6, 2014

Chambers is completely dry.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 4, 2014

There are a few small pools which are avoidable with some effort. Some in our party stayed dry, some got their wet feet.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
3 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 10, 2014

West Leprechaun is dry. Anchors are in place at the optional entry rappel, both standard rappels and at least two of the downclimbs.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 9, 2014

There are anchors in place at the first two rappels. We encountered knee deep wading.

After the second 30' rappel, the canyon opens up and a prominent side canyon enters from the left(east). Here our group exited up the west side and hiked back to the car, so I've got no update on the lower half.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 20, 2013

There is waist deep water in one spot and a couple other shallower wades.

No one wore wetsuits and we were fine.

Anchors are present at all mandatory rappels.

There is some mud, but it's not too much of a hindrance.

Use care on the Kelsey Exit as it is steep and loose.

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

Dry. Anchors are in place at the two mandatory rappels.

Default_avatar_thumb SRG
4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 19, 2013

Dry. There is mud at the end of the exit downclimb that will likely get all over you.