TelefunkenU47's Canditions

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 27, 2019

Group of 4, camped across the river in Fence Canyon, got up and going by 6 to avoid storms, dropped into the canyon at the hoodoo around 8, out thru the GC before noon. Beautiful canyon, wetsuits (3/4) were pretty necessary for the 2nd half which was deeper (less sun). First "keeper" was full but we stemmed over since there was a dead snake chilling in there, second was very full (ledge about 4ft underwater) and easy to swim. The Escalante River was noticeably faster and muddier on our way out from storms the day before.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 10, 2019

NW Fork

R1: One long webbing anchor over a short pool, down into next slot

R2: Down into chamber with ~1" water (dead snake in here), followed by overhung ~15ft drop

R3: short, awkward rap overhung ~15ft, likely downclimb-able if you're tall enough

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 9, 2019

Descended NW Three and took the route along the Green River out. Great time in the canyon, a little swimming/bushwhacking to get to the river. Encountered some boaters who were unsure we could make it along the steep slickrock ledge along the horseshoe bend in the river (we were also somewhat skeptical).

In Kelsey's understated style he describes this as "exiting along a steep slickrock bench which is now an emerging trail" next to the river. We had no problem, but be aware this is not a leisurely walk next to the river, there is some climbing and scrambling along a steep angled slickrock ledge where the footing can be sketchy, 50-100ft above the river at times.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 8, 2019

Group of 8 including a couple newbies made the trip slow, but easy raps down into full pools (some beached whale action to get out of potholes but nothing tricky). With our group size, should have started earlier as the sun was out of the canyon for the last few pools and made it cold. No wetsuits and it was chilly but not terrible without. Took about 7-8hrs with the long approach