Last Candition: June 22, 2012


3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 21, 2020

I might come back and add more detail later.

Comments below from years ago are still true. But, looks like the guides in this area clean webbing out regularly. Which is interesting because they leave webbing at their alternative final rap they do that is past the double stage maybe 50 yards, so it's not because they want the canyon ghosted. Anyway, that juniper tree really should have webbing extended to the edge, or use a fiddle, or do both. By the time I was at the last rap, I didn't have enough webbing left to really extend it the way it should be so whoever goes next, be wary of these grooves! Strangely, the grooves where the guides go down were even worse than the regular spot!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 24, 2015

A short little canyon that took a group of 5 about 2 hours. A little water and some nice scenery and downclimbs. A good evening canyon or a way to round out a day. I agree with others about trying to avoid the pull from the tree at the last rappel if possible, in order to avoid grooving. Road to TH was a bit rough but would probably be fine for most any car. It's easy to stop a couple of different places and park before you get to the actual TH, without adding much walking distance, if you're more risk-averse with your vehicle.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 26, 2014

This is probably a canyon that is very weather dependent. We went in the middle of the day. That wasn't a good plan. Very hot on the approach. Do this one when the weather is cool...not enough good stuff to warrant the approach when it is hot. The 2 rappels are pretty cool. Very little water but you have to get knee deep wet at first rappel. Webbing around the juniper at the last drop. The webbing itself was labelled with a date in May of 2012 if I remember right. I didn't use it but it looked decent. Massive rope grooves.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 1, 2013

Upper potholes had thigh-deep water, while final exit pool can be largely skirted on the right (DC) side via emerging sand bar. So, no obligatory swimming. 20 ft. rap from fixed rope in acceptable shape (maybe the water shields the rope from UV damage?!) Cedar tree for last 2-stage rap had no webbing anchor (not sure if this is meant to discourage rapping there due to prominent rope grooves in rock?). We added one, then climbed back up to retrieve it after the rap instead of pulling from below. Fun, short canyon (~3 hours total)

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 7, 2013

Lots of calf-deep water and a spot or 2 waist deep that could have been avoided on a chilly day; but at 90 degrees who wants to miss water with no wind and out in the sun.

If you rap off the tree for the final rappel I suggest a Fiddle Stick or Mexican Canyon Knot to release your rope so as not to cause even more grooving by pulling over the rock there. I was very surprised to see a guide just in front of us pull the rope right through the grooves (adding to them?).

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

Short but lots of fun. Plenty of refreshing potholes including two short swims. Water was muddy but free of debris and odor. Anchors and webbing looked good.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 9, 2013

One very cold swim. The water felt good on this hot day. Lots of guided groups going through, but no bolts. Nice! Took us about an hour.

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

The anchors are much the same as the last update. The fixed handline and webbing from a chockstone at the 1st rap was in good condition. We rapped from the webbing.

The big drop had one sling constructed of very thin and stiff black webbing backed up by one length of 1" tubular from a juniper tree. Might be a good idea to replace the thin stuff?

The pools and potholes were pretty full with one being chest deep and very cold.

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

Couple of places where getting wet was necessary. Add a swim to that if you are less than 6ft.

Fixed rope was still there at the 20' drop (extended to be used for the downclimb after the drop as well). We didn't use it but it looked fine, as did the webbing/rapide option. The second rappel was well set up with an anchor extending over the edge to avoid grooves.

Took about 2 hours without exploring the upper section.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 8, 2012

Short but sweet little canyon. Easy access. 4 hours with group of 5. Above the main drop-in point, there were several potholes and sections with water, a couple to belly-button deep. Entertaining wading and scrambling thru them. Below the drop-in, some more water sections to the 20' rappel. One swimmer below that rap - about 40 feet. Pool at bottom of final rap is still fairly large but shallow on the edges so you don't have to swim through. Currently, someone has left a secured rope at the 20' rap.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 14, 2012

A few short wades, but the water in the potholes was pretty clean from the recent rainfall.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 22, 2012

very dry. knee deep milky brown water at the last pot of the technical narrows, chest deep water at the bottom of the 90' rap.