Hogwarts

Last Candition: March 23, 2012

4.5

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 9, 2018

Did this around 5 PM. So many mosquitoes and biting gnats! Many large classes and other people doing this one while we were in North Wash.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 19, 2017

Very scenic. Heavily traveled, so no real mysteries or challenges at all. All anchors in great shape. No water. Fun and short.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 23, 2017

Water level in pothole was very low. (Not exactly sure how deep since none of us went in... maybe knee deep?) No other water. Anchors were in good condition.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 25, 2017

A little avoidable water, anchors good.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 22, 2016

There were VERY heavy rains on Monday, the 21st, I saw several flash floods rushing through washes in the the area. However, the amount of water deposited in Hogwarts wasn't as horrific as I thought it would be. I was able to help my partner avoid almost all water by guiding his rappels, except the puddle after the arch he had to take off shoes and roll up his pants, but I got wet. I'm sure if you fell in the KPH you would swim, but I found the stem easy. If you can stem that, you will only get wet up to half way up your shins in the rest of the canyon. There is a dead skunk after first rappel, smelly. Webbing all looks fresh and new, third anchor threaded through mini rock arch seems a like it could be safer, that arch is pretty frail looking. Great canyon, lots of fun. Approach has some scrambling and climbing that is more exposed than our beta had us believe, be careful with kids.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 22, 2016

Lovely canyon. Big group of 10 with newbies about 3.5 hours car to car. Pothole dry. The first anchor has some exposure. A PA or the help of someone with a PA is a good idea. Webbing was missing for the last rappel. I rigged the large sandstone slab RDC of the watercourse. Seems pretty solid. The other obvious choice was the chockstone in the watercourse right before the last pothole.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 24, 2016

This is a canyon with some view! A nice break from the skinnies! All anchors in place and in good shape. The semi keeper pothole was dry. Great place to practice releasable anchor skills!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 31, 2015

We did Hogwarts on Halloween. How cool is that?! It was a great canyon. Anchors in reasonably good shape. My daughter tried stemming low on the pothole and fell in. It was a swimmer. Stemming high over it is fairly easy. Fishing her out was fairly easy.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 11, 2015

Pool of water at base of first big rap was avoidable with a little sidestep - but your rope may get wet. 3 small potholes of water below the big arch may again wet your rope but avoidable. Semi-keeper had water but we avoided by stemming over. Final rap - we reset two slings coming off the large flat stone above to equalize better.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 22, 2015

Fun rappels and a little down climbing. We were able to avoid all of the water.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 19, 2015

this canyon is getting terrible with people cutting out anchors. the first rappel was cut out and IMPROVED, its now far far right with red webbing and set up very nice. Somebody went out of their way to climb above the silo and cut out the anchor that drops you into the crack bypassing the silo (NO ANCHOR 5/19/15)

Somebody also cut out a really nice anchor in the wacos on the down canyon left (3rd rappel) and left some totally unequalized nightmare so we fixed it. somebody also cut out the last rappel on the friction rock and IMPROVED it.

**As of 5/19/15 all anchors set up (except the one bypassing the silo) and very nice.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 14, 2015

Fantastic right now! Webbing and setups are in good shape. No water or mud in areas you need to go; just a little damp in a few spots. The keeper but can be stemmed over, partner assist to get out, or you can climb out unassisted without too much trouble. Beautiful canyon!

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 7, 2015

All anchors are well set up. The webbing on the anchor that drops into the arch chamber should be replaced somewhat soon. Pools at the bottom of all rappels, but all avoidable. The semi-keeper is dry but a little muddy. Easy to escape with two people, slightly challenging with only one person.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 17, 2015

SO FUN!!! My favorite canyon so far. The approach hike has some fun climbing moves and is really pretty. All of the anchors are amazing so please do not cut them out. There is zero water in the silo, one of us stemmed over and the other went down into it and practiced a pack toss which worked great. There is a little bit of water in the crack directly after the silo which you can easily bypass.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 29, 2014

Dry except for a foot or two of water in the pothole.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 3, 2014

Short canyon but one of the few NW canyons with several longer raps. There are several anchor possibilities at the 1st and 3rd raps. We collected about 50 feet of wasteful webbing at the 3rd drop that still didn't reach the lip to prevent grooves. Thanks for the webbing to whoever set that up. To prevent grooves- use a fiddlestick, plain and simple. Water in the pothole, but no one went in to see how deep it was.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 13, 2014

Someone moved the first rappel to a more awkward exposed spot. Not sure why. Stemmed over the 'keeper'; it looked half empty. No webbing at third rappel . Again not sure why. Maybe the wall is not the best anchor due to potential erosion? Replaced it. Last anchor was good.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 20, 2014

Went through the canyon twice because of camera left at the top. All anchors are in good shape, with two overkilled (cut static line redundancy, seemed a waste.) The pothole is empty with just some mud at the bottom, easy escape or stem over. Not much meat on the bone with this canyon.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 11, 2014

replaced last anchor, everything else looks good.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 24, 2014

Creative natural anchoring required. Potholes have water but are avoidable with stemming and partner assists. Good half-day canyon.