wtcollins3's Canditions

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 17, 2016

Water levels are in the mid range, no swims at the moment although there was one spot the was chest deep. Anchors are all in good condition.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 15, 2016

Relatively easy with some fun, easy downclimbs, a good way to spend a half day. The anchors that we used were in good condition (there were one or two that could use replacing, but we downclimbed those drops). Canyon was fairly dry with a few ankle deep puddles that were unavoidable.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 15, 2016

Very easy beginner canyon, worth visiting once. Anchors were in good condition and canyon was dry.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 29, 2015

A great canyon, some spectacular photos, and all the anchors were in great condition. The MIA trail was also in much better shape and better defined than the last time I went 2 years ago.

The reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 is I hate with a passion river walking (theres about 20-30 min of it from the end of boundary to the MIA exit) and the canyon itself isn't that long for work needed to exit afterwards. Definitely not enough that you should stay away, but for me it knocks a star off.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 29, 2014

Anchors were all in good condition, still a few bolts in there that weren't necessary. No water at all anywhere.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 28, 2014

Canyon was dry, not even any puddles. There is some water once you exit the canyon on your way back to the car, but it is mostly avoidable, at worst you get your feet a little damp. We dc'd everything but the mandatory rappel so we didn't look at other anchors, the mandatory rap anchor was a little frayed, but not to the point of replacing.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 28, 2014

Canyon was dry, not even any puddles, all anchors were in great condition.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 5, 2014

Water levels were just about perfect, high enough to make things interesting, but not too dangerous. We entered in at the big rappel in the main fork. There is a long tail of webbing anchored to a tree on canyon right which let us do the rappel with a 190' rope. The anchor was fine when we used it, but should be inspected every time to check for rodents chewing on it. The narrow sections required some care in anchor building and a few rock stacks that we built far back and we backed up with meat they held long enough that the last man down went as fast as possible and was able to get down before they failed.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 4, 2014

Water levels were high enough to make the rappels in this canyon interesting, but not terribly difficult as long as you are careful. The walls are very slick though so you won't be able stand, just slide down on a hip while on rappel.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 3, 2014

We did full oak creek and the water levels were quite high. Downclimbing was impossible on drops and had to be rappelled, and the water makes the rappels very difficult to control. We had to stay out of the watercourse for the 170' rappel. There are a few anchors that will need to be replaced since we fiddlesticked a few drops that didn't have anchors.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 17, 2014

All the anchors in canyon were in good condition and the potholes were completely full. One was just below the lip and easy exit on the far side, and the second we swam right over the exit lip.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 3, 2014

The keeper pothole is dry at the moment, all anchors are in good condition. I extended one so that the pull would be just over the lip. There were three spots with water, but the first one could be bypassed. The 4 rating is because of the exit, which was miserable in the heat.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 15, 2014

We did east baker and the canyon itself was awesome, I would give it a 5, but the approach is such a pain that I think it deserves a 3. There was a fair bit of water in this canyon, we did a lot of wading and even a little swimming. The bolts were in good condition. I wore just a 4/3 and my buddy wore the same with a 5/3 vest on top and we stayed plenty warm due to the strenuous nature of the canyon.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 14, 2014

This canyon is awesome, I would say the water levels were mid range. Lots of swimming, we wore 4/3 suits with 5/3 vests and with all the work involved in getting through the canyon we stayed warm enough. We only got chilled once when we stopped for a bite to eat. None of the log jams were a problem. They were all at dry spots and easily climbed over, or else high enough that they cold be swam under. There was one that was just above the waterline that we could probably have gone under, but we went over instead and it wasn't too hard.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 13, 2014

The canyon is full of cold water at the moment, I would say we swam/waded through about half of it. The keeper was missing? It was so full that we swam right over it and didn't even feel the exit lip as we passed it. A decent canyon, and great for a day of rest between hard canyons, but not a destination all by itself. Especially with the keeper hiding.