ceastar's Canditions

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 13, 2015

Dry and scenic. Second rap anchor will need replacing as the overhang causes wear on the webbing. If rappelling on third rap/down climb set up rope in upper area of slot before it tightens; otherwise it's awkward and tight to fit off a choke stone.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 12, 2015

All potholes are dry right now. Short but a good test of down climbing and high stemming. One pothole needs a partner assist if you end up in it right before the narrows. Very narrow down below high stemming. Spectacular views from the trailhead.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 21, 2014

Great, short canyon. 4WD road is a real 4WD high clearance road. Pothole anchor is dry and in good shape. Ankle wading in a few places. The Roost had rain for three of our four days out there. This was the farthest north and west of our four canyons and the driest.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 20, 2014

Tight canyon--at one point where I squeezed the bottom I had only an inch beyond my hip bones. Downclimbs manageable with partner assist. Cave and view at the end is worth the skin loss. Unavoidable ankle to knee deep wading due to recent rains in the Roost. Found bones of one unfortunate cow scattered through the bottom.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 18, 2014

East fork--WET. Wading to knee and once to waist in potholes and ankle wading in narrows. Wading chest deep in long narrow just after junction with east squeeze.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 26, 2013

Wow! Tight. Be prepared to be chewed up. A small pool at the end of the first narrows is avoidable if one can stem out far enough before dropping. Anchor at the abyss (after the ledge belly crawl) had redundant around the same chockstone boulder and is okay. Last drop has two webbing anchors around a higher chockstone that are showing wear and will need replacing soon. Water in the lower pool is a few inches higher than the ledge on the left that allows one to skirt it. First person down didn't hit it and couldn't touch bottom. Be prepared with a Butler Canyon exit route just in case Kelsey exit doesn't happen.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 25, 2013

Pretty dry. Any wet spots were avoidable. Good practice spot for downclimbing and stemming.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 20, 2013

Just a few wet spots, avoidable with careful footing and one short stem section. Someone set up an unnecessary rap at the head of the canyon, but we skirted down left into the canyon. Lots of downclimbs where partners were greatly appreciated, but great, low-traffic canyon with a tunnel exit. Bring extra webbing.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 19, 2013

West/Left fork is dry.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 19, 2013

Left/West--Still Dry. Great playground.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 30, 2013

Still dry except for the avoidable pothole on the last rap. Loved rappelling to the bridge chamber. If I knew better, I'd stop on the shelf, detach, and detour over to see if I could get on top.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 29, 2013

Very little water and all avoidable. The final rap has a shallow pool beneath it, but the rope fell just in front of it. Watch the rope toss. Kelsey exit is a crumbly mess--wear a helmet.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 28, 2013

East fork is dry. Great short canyon.