TAyres's Canditions

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 24, 2017

No swimmers. All anchors in good shape.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 23, 2017

Dry. Anchors in good shape. Mia exit in good shape. Fun day.

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 7, 2016

A lot of work for one rappel. Webbing was in good shape. Pull was difficult. Not a canyon I'll hurry back to.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 6, 2015

Lots of wading and one swim for us not able to bridge the 7-8 foot hole.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 5, 2015

Several waist deep pools.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 2, 2014

We stayed in the water course and appreciated the wetsuits. Swam a few times. Kept the wetsuits on throughout the canyon. I was bummed by the amount of trash we packed out from the end of the technical section. Such a beautiful place to be a dumping ground.

1 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 13, 2013

Couldn't access the trailhead for zero gravity due to road damage. We were in a ford f350. Others reported a picture with an eight foot embankment blocking the road from one of the washes.

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

Very low water levels. David Jamison and cole Castleton were able to climb out of each obstacle unassisted. One potshot thrown at the last keeper but wasn't needed to get out.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 28, 2012

Mystery springs pool is 3-4 feet deep.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 27, 2012

Pools are full. Plenty of swimming.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 15, 2012

We entered imlay through the right (east) sneak route and finished the canyon at 5:30 with a 5:00 am start.

Two in our group descended the canyon with full 3:2 wetsuits. Two of us wore 5mm or more of neoprene and were glad we did. All wore gloves and neoprene booties.

About 10 obstacles required either hooking, partner assists or pot shot tosses to escape potholes.

An amazing day.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 2, 2012

Water was very low. Only swam a couple of times. Some in our group didn't use wetsuits and were just fine, others enjoyed playing in the water more with their wetsuits on.

Due to our late start in englested we pushed hard to exit the narrows before dark, completing the section from the englestead/orderville junction to the paved temple of sinawava trail in 3 hours. The clear/low water in the narrows and orderville allowed us to move fairly quickly.

I'm giving the canyon a three because of the low water levels. The canyon is much more fun at higher levels in my opinion.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 2, 2012

The views from the first rappel are amazing and nerve racking at the same time. A large block of ice is at the bottom of the transition point of the first rappel...melting quickly. No other snow, water or ice in canyon bottom.

We replaced some webbing and quick links, cut out an American death triangle of webbing on two bolts.

The webbing at the fluted rappel is extended 50' or so for a nice pull. The webbing was in good shape, but you may want to have enough to replace this if necessary.

All other anchors were in good shape. A great day.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 1, 2012

The first drop in telephone is full of loose dirt and rocks to the perched tree above rap 2. The diaganol nature of this rappel is awkward as the terrain wants to swing over the 100+' drop of rap 2. A simple guide line would be beneficial for all but the first person.

It was a fun straight forward canyon. Not a drop of water. In the full sun most of the time between 9:30 - 1:30.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 1, 2012

Most anchors in good shape. Webbing at 2nd to last rappel is getting close to need replacing. We replaced some webbing and quick links in canyon however didn't have enough to fully replace 2nd to last rappel.

Water was easily avoided. First person down did swim in one hole...but easily assisted the rest to avoid the water.

It was a long day descending both telephone and behunin in the same day.

We began behunin around 2pm and enjoyed ample shade and lower temperatures from the 100 degree day.