austinfarnworth's Canditions

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 22, 2020

Montezuma has flooded very recently and is loaded with water. Lots of wading and some swims, including a surprisingly long one right before the final rappel. A sandtrap could be used for the second to last rappel, but we used a water pocket anchor due to the water levels. We found multiple jumps throughout including the second to last rappel which is over 25 into a deep long swim. I was comfy in a 5mm wetsuits, those in 3mm got cold.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 1, 2019

The canyon flooded last night and is full of water. We were able to stem over all of it except for one calf deep pool,but is wasn't easy and a slip could leave you swimming.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 27, 2019

Middle Leprechaun had a few pools that would be about ankle deep and some mud, though we were able to stem over all of it. The Irish Canyons all flooded last week, so I would expect pools in the canyons that traditionally hold them.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 3, 2019

Thigh deep water that can't be avoided half way through the canyon. Other than that, it's totally dry.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 19, 2019

We did full imlay in 11hrs 15 minutes with a group of six, starting at lava point. We were able to jump or downclimb about half of the rappels, and only had to hook out of one pothole.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 19, 2019

Quite a bit of water in the canyon and across Ticaboo Mesa right now, though if you use teamwork, you may only get wet to the knees in inferno right now. The big pothole is somehow totally dry right now.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 19, 2019

The initial pothole is dry, but there is unavoidable water right after it, so its best to rappel in a little further down-canyon. Plan on spending a little bit more time building the anchor for the fixed line at the end of the canyon, it's completely destroyed and we had someone on the rim to pull us out so we didn't use it.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 22, 2018

Middle fork is currently bone dry

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 22, 2018

Completely dry.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 10, 2018

Hard Day Harvey is holding a fair amount of water right now, mandatory neck deep wades, or swims if you walk in the wrong spots. I was a bit chilly in a 3mm wetsuit, though with all the stemming, I wouldn't have wanted wanted a thicker wetsuit. A member of our group who runs warm was able to do the whole canyon without a wetsuit, though many of us were glad we brought them.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 21, 2018

We did quandary direct from the top and found the canyon mostly dry with a few pools waist deep and below. No wet-suit needed at this time. The first pothole was very deep and required a few full potshots thrown to make ascending out possible. Potshots were needed a few other times in the canyon as well. We used the sandtrap three different times in the canyon and it helped us significantly because of the nearly dry conditions. Not a good canyon to do on a hot day, we were roasting with a high of 78 degrees so I can't imagine doing the canyon in warmer weather.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 21, 2018

Brim full of water, multiple swims and many wades. Anchors are all in good shape and the SandTrap Pot hole is dry

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 26, 2017

Water is a little below half capacity so all potholes are in keeper mode. Partner assists were used on all potholes and there was a fixed line on the crux keeper. The crux keeper has a 5ft lip from a swimming position so it will require multiple potshots due to its sloped other side. A wetsuit was a good thing to have. Quite a few bad smelling swims.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 30, 2017

Water levels have dropped. The first keeper pothole will require a pack toss or a rappel using the single bolt high on the left. The second keeper pothole was full and we swam over it. Still enough swims near the end of the canyon that you'll want a wetsuit. We started at the Egypt trailhead and went car to car in 9 hours with a group of 8 people.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 26, 2017

Mostly dry with two ankle deep avoidable pools.