Death Canyon, North Wash

Last Candition: February 18, 2012


2 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 25, 2019

Sandstone was dry so scrambling up the "fourth class" section was straightforward. First rappel could use new webbing. We avoided it by down-climbing. Final rappel anchor was sound. Pool at base of rappel was maybe a foot deep? We avoided most of it by standing on the two logs in the pool. Only got wet up to our ankles.

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4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 11, 2019

Took about 1:20 car to car for two of us. More of a hike than a canyon. Downclimbed the first drop, although there was good webbing and a quicklink for a rappel. Webbing for the final rappel was in good condition. Shin deep water at the bottom of the rappel and the walls near the bottom are covered in slime.

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 24, 2016

Bottom pool mostly mud. Deadman anchor is gone currently there is a single knot block in place. Alternatively there is a slung chock stone that could be rigged with a releasable anchor. Rebuilding the deadman would likely require up-hauling rocks from below which at the moment will result in a muddy mess.

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 18, 2012

At the base of the one rappel, there was only a very small pool of water and a large, flat area of mostly stable sand but there was some "quicksand" in a few spots. Was able to assist most everyone over it easily. Present anchor is a deadman with extended sling about 10-15 feet back from the main drop. The wedged chockstone farther back is covered with plant debris & would be difficult to use now.