Last Candition: April 30, 2011


5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 18, 2020

Webbing at all rappels were in good condition. We carried 100ft of webbing just in case someone decided to make people's lives miserable and clean up all the webbing.

A few pools of water that were avoidable. One of our group accidentally fell in one though and then helped everyone else accross. One pool toward the end of lower granary was pretty hard to get around, but you can do it if you find the handholds to the right and get some assists from others in the group.

I wouldn't recommend doing the 95' optional rappel in lower granary (off a tree with about 10ft of webbing extending to the edge), which you can avoid by climbing down a crack and walking down and around. The pull was super hard on that and I'm sure we left a deeper groove in the rock because of it. Best to avoid it.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 15, 2020

Beta: RTR

Upper: Most of the webbing looked quite new and recently replaced. Most of the pools were small with some mud or dry. Everything else was avoidable with a partner assist and/or a personal hand-line.

Lower: Someone has set up an extra rap at the beginning off of a tree. This mislead us to believe it was the first mandatory rap due to footprints leading down a crack on the right that lead us to said tree. The rap length was apprx 95ft. There is a down-climb about 50-60 yards down canyon to the right (as described by RTR) that isn't readily apparent.

Final rap has a large pool at the bottom which is easily avoided mid rap. The penultimate pothole just before the canyon ends was full and unavoidable. Approximately 4.5ft of water. Fortunately this pool has been getting some sun and isn't a complete ice bucket.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 14, 2020

Group of 5, took 9 hours car to car, but 2 were brand new canyoneers, we did every rappel (total of 11?), and spent time trying to stay dry. 2 out of 5 of us stayed completely dry (those that got wet only fell into potholes up to about their shins). Great weather, nice hike out in the cool evening this time of year.

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.