Arscenic Canyon, Poison Spring

Last Candition: March 28, 2021


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4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 27, 2013

Arscenic is dry.

The road in from 95 is in good shape and accessible to passenger cars, my little Kia Spectra had no problems.

The gnats were out for a couple of hours around sunset and drove us crazy.

The anchor for the initial 200' rap was solid and in good shape.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 27, 2013

Canyon is dry. Road out is in great shape. Rebuilt and removed 4 pieces of old webbing from the first anchor. My 215ft rope had about 20 feet to spare at the bottom of the only rap. We left our rope and came back and picked it up at the end, I recommend this method. Carried a 110ft rope through and didn't need it once. 20ft down climb had new webbing handline.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 16, 2013

Canyon Dry. 200 foot rope reaches from top to bottom for first "3 rappels" (you have to climb down the last 3 feet from a ledge). You can leave the rope and pick it up on the way out.

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

Constrychnine, like Arenic was dry over Prez Weekend.Let's PLEASE be careful about rope grooves. The 1st rap is badly grooved. We avoided adding to that and made for 2 very easy and non-damaging rope pulls by breaking the 1st long rap into a short one and longer one.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 18, 2013

Dry. Only a little pile of snow in one spot. Dare i say "over" anchored with lots of webbing. Do the 200 foot rappel and avoid the grooves and rope drag. You can easily get it on your way back. A nice short and sweet canyon.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 30, 2012

The canyon is currently completely dry. If you have your knife ready on the only rappel, you could remove a bunch of webbing.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 4, 2012

Straightforward little canyon. One long rappel at the beginning if using a 200 ft. rope. Anchor around the big boulder was okay. Ample amount of nice downclimbing after that. We found the route completely dry now. Arscenic Arch adds an interesting diversion to the somewhat of a slog back. Good photographic opportunities. Roundtrip for 3 of us with a lunch break took 4 hours.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 5, 2012

Completely dry, and a ton of fun. Took 3 of us 3.5 hours. Roads were fine in a '93 tercel all the way to the campground.

Webbing on anchors was in decent shape.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 2, 2011

Waist-deep wading. The trip took the 11 of us about 4.5 hours. Photos: