Larry

Last Candition: May 31, 2011

4.7

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 14, 2015

A very long sustained and physical canyon, but quite pretty in many spots. We found lots of wading up to waist deep and lots of mud from the rains on 10/5-10/6. Slick mud on the lower 3-4 feet of the walls in many places sometimes made chimneying and downclimbing rather challenging. Allow extra time for this one, particularly if you don't have a car shuttle. It's a long day.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 27, 2015

Busy weekend saw lots of people. Anchors were solid although they are starting to collect a lot of webbing. One pool of water at the bottom of rappel # 3 if you rappel the entry, is avoidable with a little work. Bottom canyon is very dry. The seeps and springs that are usually present were small stagnant pools. Bring plenty of water. The exit is a beast but the views are amazing. 3 people (2 noobs) took us 8 hours (no shuttle). The canyon itself was about 5 hours with the exit up to the road by Bull Pasture Canyon.

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

There is one pool that is difficult to stem across, about thigh deep if you fall in. All other water is easily avoided. Great conditions overall.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 7, 2014

This was a great canyon. We had some water and our feet stayed wet through a lot of it.

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

Mudfest but an absolute blast. Several waist deep, debris filled pools. Lots of mud on the walls so it gets slippery at times. We cut out a lot of bad webbing.

High clearance vehicles required to get to the trailhead and exit.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 20, 2014

A badger had fallen into one of the deeper slots before the rappels. Very much alive when we went through. If still alive, could continue to make passage difficult. Water up to waist deep.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 2, 2014

Water chest deep, anchors are okay if you don't mind the obnoxious neon orange colored webbing someone used.

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

Almost all dry except for a 20 ft section of water in a corridor just below the second, mandatory rappel. Water there only calf deep and avoidable with some effort. Main roads into Roost from the Kiosk junction have been recently bladed & nice to drive on. This includes the main, Hans Flat road, Ekker Ranch road and roads out to Mindbenders, Alcatraz & Larry.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 17, 2013

roads out in the roost are SHOCKINGLY good. crews out working. 2wd adaquete. larry is a mud pit. waste deep pools. no wetsuits. got a bit chilly but wouldnt recommend a suit. replaced some webbing on several raps. 7.5hrs with a BIG crew with car shuttle.

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 8, 2013

Getting a little hot. No water really, maybe a few waders. long hot hike out. Not worth it at this time imo.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 27, 2013

Mostly dry. A few small areas of water that can be stemmed over, if not, it’s only knee deep. Anchors are good shape, one off a chokestone may be suspect further on down the line from rubbing.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 20, 2013

My brother and I enjoyed Larry Canyon yesterday. Water was mid thigh in a couple places. It was muddy or had wet sand throughout. Anchors were still fine. We left packs at the trailhead, then drove to the top of the exit where we left our truck. Did the road walk first, finished back at the truck in 7.5 hrs.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 13, 2013

What an amazing canyon! Rebuilt/simplified all anchors. Water throughout the canyon, deepest being at crotch level. Pulled a pile of trash out of the canyon. Wetsuits not needed. The crack exit isn't bad, crux is at the very top. Hike out is a lung buster. I wouldn't want to do this canyon without a shuttle (park shuttle at the loop toward end of dirt road).

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 3, 2013

No water in any part of the slots. Anchors were solid minus the last rappel where someone had placed a very weak deadman. Rebuilt anchor with new webbing around a chokestone. Reinforced the deadman and tied it inline as a backup to the new anchor. Very enjoyable canyon, one of my favorites. Plenty of water in the springs in the lower canyon. Used the crack exit. Used a shuttle, started at 8:00 am and made it back to our camp at the mouth of Alcatraz at about 2:00 pm with 4 people

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 3, 2012

Water was never more than three feet deep in spots.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 25, 2012

Full of water making lots of mud and muddy shoes. Nothing too difficult.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 25, 2012

Canyon was as good as ever. Probably almost as full of water as is possible, cold as usual but with the summer heat it just felt nice. I think the last flood washed a nest of bull snakes in, removed several live ones to live in the box canyon below. As usual this canyon has added a new addiction to several peoples lives.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 4, 2012

Awesome canyon, there was some water in a few spots, most were ankle deep and one or three were up to waist deep. All the anchors were in good condition, and the weather was perfect.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 28, 2012

Lots of shin to thigh deep water through out the canyon, several sections of chest deep on 6' tall people, cold water. Dark section is deff. darker than it used to be, needed head lamps this time. Love this canyon, great continuous twisty slot.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 22, 2012

8 hours with 9 people, most were beginners.

Stinky thigh-deep water is avoidable at the bottom of the last slot rappel.

Fun down-climbs. Moki entrance would be foolish to attempt unprotected, a rap is setup at the entrance drop-in. Through-out the canyon the webbing was in good shape. Good chock stones protect each rappel. No bolts needed. Many of the “rappels” were easily down-climbed.

Dark, mid-canyon, down-climb had fixed webbing hand-line. Last wide canyon rappels are avoidable by hiking the cliff bands to the south and needs to be rerigged with the anchor extended to the edge. Bring knee pads, head lamps, and gloves.

Great canyon but a hot, sun-exposed exit with lots of vertical. The exit crack is obvious but beginners may want a hand-line for protection.