Keyhole

Last Candition: July 15, 2019

5.0

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 15, 2019

Two novices started about 0800. Had the place all to ourselves. There was a lot less water than expected. No real swimming. We wore 1.5 ml wetsuits and were quite comfy. It was super fun and done in an hour and a half!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 28, 2019

Awesome short canyon! Couple of swims. Easy rappels. Water still chilly. 3mm wetsuits kept me warm. 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 hours.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 2, 2019

Very wet and very fun. Wetsuits are a must.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 31, 2019

About as wet as it gets. Light flow in parts of the canyon.

Lots of water all the way through, from start to finish.

A few very short swims. Water is very cold; wetsuit & drybags absolutely required.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 1, 2019

Keyhole was flowing with a few cfs. Only swim was pothole at the base of the first rappel. Water on the far side was knee deep. Beautiful ice on the walls.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 30, 2018

Mostly dry. It was chest deep in one spot, the pothole just before the 2nd rappel. Long hallway was less than waist deep. Group of 5, with 3 beginners, took about 2 hours from car to car. 4 out of 5 didn't wear wetsuits and were fine.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 25, 2018

Did it during the late evening. The shadows were interesting and it was nice. Saw a bat flying around. Cold. Full of water.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 25, 2018

Still very full given storms this past week. All anchors in good shape, we were glad to have wetsuits.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 14, 2018

After recent rains, the fullest I've ever seen it. The first section before the raps was mostly flooded. Lots of fun! Rainwater so warm that I didn't use a wetsuit, but everyone else did. I run warm and it felt great.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 19, 2018

No swimmers, some waist/chest deep areas. Lots of frogs. Did the canyon at 1700, didn't see a soul. Saw a family of bighorn sheep at entrance. Took 3 newbs through, they liked it a lot as their first Zion Canyon.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 21, 2018

Average amount of water. Cold as usual. 3 people, we did it late in the day.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 7, 2017

Average water levels. Fun as always. Had a large group of 11, including a couple of kids and other newbies. Sequencing was key and we finished in a little over 90 minutes car to car. 9:30 am start at about 55 degrees. Most were fine in 3 mm wetsuits; kids got very cold.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 2, 2017

Mostly empty, but not stinky yet. Almost warm enough to do without a wetsuit. A 3/2 would have been enough.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 27, 2017

2 people 45 minutes. Pools were full from recent rains. We heard Keyhole is fun at night so we cruised through it at 8:45p. It was surprising fun! Wore a shorty but would have been comfortable without a wetsuit. 2 people 45 minutes.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 20, 2017

Despite recent rains, it is drrrrryyyyy. One pool was waist deep, everything else below knee. All anchors are fine; only did 3 repels and downclimbed the rest with one hand line where 4th repel should be. Lots of tadpoles in very last pool. 2 people an hour car to car with a large group passed in the middle.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 24, 2017

Anchors were great. Water was very low. Our group took a couple trips over a couple days with various amounts of neoprene. Unless you are very slow or with kids wetsuits are overkill.

Took us 2 hrs with group of 6 (3 kids ages 4-7), 1.5 hrs with group of 6 inexperienced adults.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 17, 2017

Water level was way low. Water in holes was pretty disgusting at some parts. Water wasn't too cold, 3/2 was more than enough.

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

Small flow into canyon at first rap. Full cold water 4/3 full with vest was just right.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 12, 2016

Keyhole is chilly these days but we were okay in 4/3mm and 3mm full suits. Would've definitely been much happier with neoprene socks - water was cold!! Three spots were chest-deep and most of the long hallway was about waist deep. We were a large group of mostly beginners and took 2.5 hours from car to car.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 13, 2016

Always a fun little canyon. Water levels were low with no swimming at the end of canyon. Ranked 4 out of 5 due to lower than average water levels