Last Candition: April 30, 2011


5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 20, 2017

Take a gps, tricky to find start of lower section. No unavoidable water. Anchors all in good condition.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 14, 2015

My daughter and I did both upper and lower Granary today, returning via the 4-wheel-drive track since we did not have a shuttle vehicle. It's a very nice canyon. We found a little water and only one pothole where we got wet, thigh-deep. We used RoadTripRyan's beta, which was quite good. Our Subaru Forester was able to make it fairly easily to what he labels the 4WD trailhead. Saved some walking, hooray! In the upper canyon we used mostly retrievable anchors but found one fixed anchor at a 75-foot drop near the end. In the lower canyon, the last downclimb seems very difficult. We used a handline; I provided a meat anchor for my daughter and slung a bush for myself. Definitely bring lots of webbing for this canyon. Seven hours, trailhead to trailhead, including first-time routefinding and problem-scouting.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 30, 2014

Lots of rain recently. The road up long canyon was signed as closed, and the stream bed crossings were washed out but we still made it up in a compact SUV without too much difficulty. Lots of water in the canyon some of it unavoidable. Ghosted the upper section. Natural anchors abound. We rappelled every opportunity we could including the entry to the canyon. Lower section had good anchors in place and we used existing ones and ghosted the rest. Last rappel to Jughandle arch is fun. Make sure your rope is no less than 200'. We had about 5' left at the bottom. 5 guys with 2 being newbies trying to avoid all the water and going at a relaxed pace it took us 11 hours following the full route found on and not bypassing any rappels.

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

There were several potholes that still had a lot of ice floating in them. All of the webbing had been cleaned out of the canyon except for the anchor at the final rap. Staying dry was not a problem.

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

With some effort and technique, all water is avoidable. This route is in pristine condition, take extra care to avoid crypto and avoid creating rope grooves. Navigation for the route is very tricky. Before you start your hike, take a few extra minutes to map out your approach; it will save you a lot of time (wandering lost) and keep the area nice. A warm winter day is a perfect time to do this route, if you move quickly.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 2, 2012

Lots of fun. A great winter time canyon. All raps were straightforward, snow was not a problem. Bring extra webbing because some extended webbing anchors are falling into water when it melts and then get frozen in there. A great time.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 30, 2011

Dry, except for 1st pothole which is avoidable and 3rd "rappel" (handline down a log lodged between the canyon wall to avoid pothole). Took 5 1/2 hrs w/group of 6. Extended second rappel webbing, and replaced webbing on last rappel.