King Mesa, Middle Fork

Last Candition: September 17, 2011


5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 17, 2011

This canyon is in great condition. But it is a difficult canyon to do. At the start, there is a large flake that is lodged in the canyon. Be careful as it is loose. We both climbed up and over it. There is high stemming for about 4 hours up to 60ft. Near the end, a couple of potholes have water and one is a swimmer. No wetsuit was needed. All raps were in good condition. The last rap could be a problem if the anchor is gone. Have someone check that it is there in case you have to bring a softball size stone from above. The bushwack out to Coyote Gulch sucks. The only problem we had was finding the TH, after the canyon, in the dark. A GPS would have helped.