Cameron's Canditions

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 29, 2019

Englestead is flowing a little bit right now. Nothing difficult, but plan on getting wet. There were a handful of pools and a couple that were swimmers. The water was fairly cold, we were all happy to have wetsuits on.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 28, 2019

Very full of water right now. Everything that could be a swimmer is. I had a 4/3 and got a bit cold.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 4, 2019

There were a few pools that would be difficult to avoid. One in particular that was about knee deep, there didn't seem to be a way around. Anchors all in good condition.

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

Just a tiny bit of mud and avoidable water. Didn't get wet at all. Anchors in brand new condition with courtesy rigging.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 5, 2018

Upper entrance to Left Fork, exit up Russell Gulch. The canyon was completely full after the recent rainstorms, water was trickling through the canyon. We had 4/3 wetsuits on and all got pretty cold. Since the water was flowing, it was mostly pretty clean. It felt like we spent more time swimming/wading than we did outside of the water. Anchors were in good shape, but there were a couple that are going to need new webbing at some point in the next few months. We downclimbed a couple of the drops that had webbing, so we didn't inspect those anchors. It took us 10 hours car-to-car with a group of 4 moving at a pretty leisurely pace, I thought it would be a much shorter day.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 2, 2017

4 or 5 swimmers. Semi-keeper pothole was a little hard to climb out of, couldn't touch the bottom of the pool. There were a couple of pools with real nasty water in them. Wore a 3/2 wetsuit and was pretty cold, but not miserable.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 1, 2017

There were a couple of swims, definitely appreciated having a wetsuit. Anchors were in good condition, nothing out of the ordinary.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 1, 2017

Both pools were about waist deep, no need for a wetsuit. All anchors were in good condition.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 1, 2017

First time doing this canyon, so I don't have any comparisons, but water seemed really low. I had a 3/2 wetsuit on and felt okay, just a little bit cold. We hooked out of 2 potholes, partner assisted and climbed out of a few, and pot shotted one. Holes to hook on were okay, we needed to do a partner assists to reach holes that weren't blown out on one. Team of 5, 14 hours from car to shuttle via the sneak route.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 17, 2017

Water level was way low. Water in holes was pretty disgusting at some parts. Water wasn't too cold, 3/2 was more than enough.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 17, 2017

Water level was normal compared to the other times I've done this canyon, a couple of swims and a lot of wading. The water was cold, but a 3/2 should be fine if you're not moving too slowly. Anchors all in good condition.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 14, 2016

Potholes were pretty full with water, the first two were linked into one swim. The second was a swimmer as well. Water after the first rappel was about chest deep on me (I'm 6'2"). There was a lot of quicksand, not sure if that's normal for this canyon or not. Webbing on anchors looked brand new for both rappels.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 16, 2014

We had 3 people, got on the trail by about 8:30 am. Took us a little under 2 hours to Behunin pass. We did have a few wades and then the one mandatory swim which was coooooold. Had to throw jackets on after that one. No issues with any of the rope pulls, didn't see a single person in the canyon.

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

Totally full of water. As mentioned in the report before mine, we were spilling water out of potholes as we were hopping in them. Great time, wetsuits a must. Anchor missing at one of the upper drops, though the pothole was full enough to make it low consequence if you sequence people down and have the last person downclimb/jump.