Egypt 1

Last Candition: May 17, 2012


5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 28, 2020

Bone dry.

R1 Current webbing from a cairn anchor needs to be extended more for the rap length to match the beta. The R1 rope length today is more like 120'. Lots of other anchor options though, including car bumper. Can downclimb in pretty easily, mildly insecure (look around).

80' rope was plenty for the other optional rappels. Someone would have to be an exceptionally seasoned downclimber to downclimb some; high penalty points.


3 hours with party of 4, one beginner.

HITRR: typical bad washboard. Egypt was high clearance 2WD.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 5, 2020

Dry and no mud. Anchors are solid. 3 people, 2 hours, leisurely pace.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 20, 2019

Bone dry, all anchors in good shape

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 6, 2019

A little muddy and no water deeper than ankles. No anchor on the last drop, but possible to down climb/slide.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 7, 2017

a lot of material has been moving around inside the canyon.

Very muddy.

4th anchor (deadman) blown out. Makes for some more fun.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 29, 2017

2.5 hrs car to car for 8 people. We did one rappel. Used handlines/downclimb at the two deadman's anchors. No water anywhere. About 30 min drive to the TH from Hole in the Rock Road. A solidly fun canyon.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 27, 2017

3 hours RT for 2 people. 4 major drops including the 1st. The next 3 were anchored. There's an anchor at the top as well, (webbing somewhat concealed) but can downclimb just to right side of canyon head. The walk up the exit starts out in a long, wide, slickrock canyon. Makes the exit easier. Overall, fun & easy. A good warm-up.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 22, 2017

No water or mud. All the anchors were in great shape, including the dead man anchors. I'd recommend bringing extra webbing for the deadman anchors, as they have been so packed down that the webbing buried is unviewable without digging. Best approach, easy exit.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 9, 2016

There was water in a few of the potholes, but it was shallow, and all could be stemmed or stepped around. A little mud, but not much. There was an anchor at the initial drop into the canyon, but we did not find it until after we finished the canyon. There were other options to tie your own anchor at the initial drop that were great - we used a 30 ft webbing. All the other rappels had webbing secured to dead man anchors. All in decent shape. Hole-in-the-Rock Road and side road were both in great shape.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 16, 2016

No water to be found, all webbing anchors in the canyon were in good condition. Deadman anchors were reliable. Set a chockstone anchor for first rappel and retrieved it on the exit. Had the place completely to ourselves, Egypt road and Hole-in-the-Rock road are in excellent shape. Damn hot.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 10, 2015

Bone Dry. Egypt Road is in excellent condition.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 31, 2014

Took my family through this canyon. (Kids 3-10 yrs old). Lowered/rappelled kids down about 5-6 places. Adults downclimbed everything except the last drop (handline needed). 4 hours car-to-car. Tame canyon, but excellent for adventurous families.

Canyon is completely dry and clean. Everyone had a blast. We used the Kelsey exit and found it to be reasonable, except that your return hike across the rim doesn't have a trail, and there is a lot of crypto. We managed to snake our way back on small washes/drainages.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 27, 2012

The canyon contains much slimy, slippery mud. There were a couple of knee-deep puddles that we had to walk through. Other than the muddy rope, we hardly noticed. Two deadman anchors will need replacing soon, go prepared.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 17, 2012

Canyon cmpletely dry. The walls were very dirty making them slick. Kelsey's exit sucks. Next time I would exit east towards E2.