Hidden Canyon

Last Candition: September 9, 2011


4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 28, 2017

Hidden was in top form.

All anchors are either new or passable/backed-up.

Less brush and thorny vines than in past years.

Bear in mind that it will be closed for the summer due to the pedestrian trail maintenance.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 2, 2015

This canyon obviously gets done, but doesn't get reviewed much. It's steep and loose down to the first rappel (which is also a bolted sport climb, though I only saw two bolts on the 100' ramp). All anchors in good condition with a couple that looked like new webbing. Looking down into it reminded me of Mystery - very scenic. Though water had recently flowed through it (grasses and small shrubbery all pointing down canyon) it was dry (you'd have to try to get into the few puddles there were). This canyon is down climb after down climb. The better you are at down climbing the more fun this canyon will be for you. It was a long day for our group of 5, 9+ hours from Stave Springs TH to Weeping Rock.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 29, 2013

All the anchors were in good condition, there was a dead mtn goat after the 2nd or 3rd rappel, but it didn't stink yet. There were several pools, but with a little work you could make it around all of them but one. The mandatory pool was about waist deep for me who could stem past the deep section, but one in our group who was shorter it came up to her neck. I'm 5'8". This pool was near the end of the canyon though.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 9, 2011

All anchors in good condition, a couple bolts look practically brand new. Made four rappels, didn't notice any additional anchors (but not really looking) so might need anchor building material if not comfortable with some of the downclimbs. No real surprises in the canyon. No water anywhere, obviously. Several logs propped in the climbs in the lower canyon.