Leprechaun Canyon, North Wash

Last Candition: February 4, 2018

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5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 4, 2018

Middle Leprechaun- Anchors look good and the canyon is completely dry. Super fun and TIGHT canyon!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 28, 2017

Middle Lep - Totally dry, anchors in good shape. Small people can now go under the rockfall before Belfast Boulevard. Very cool.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 4, 2017

East/Right Leprechaun. About 3 hours. A nice canyon, but so hot. The walls hurt to touch in a few places. I knew North Wash wasn't a great idea in summer, but now I've felt it.

Hog Springs swimming hole was gooey and green in case, like us, you you were planning to cool off there.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 24, 2017

Middle fork dry throughout, anchors good.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 16, 2017

Right fork almost completely dry, water was ankle-deep at most and avoidable. Anchors were good but webbing starting to get old. Fantastic, beautiful canyon with unique lighting!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 21, 2016

East Lep is dry with good anchors. About 4 hours car to car for a casual afternoon with a couple of newbies.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 5, 2016

We did the right/east fork. Canyon was completely dry. All anchors were in place, very secure, and webbing was in okay shape - some of it is getting worn, but did not look bad enough to replace.

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

Right lep is 100% dry. Anchor webbing is getting quit worn. Avoid the temptation to use the deadman/ rock cairn anchor the exists before the first down climb. Just do a short down climb into the canyon and you will find a anchor that is in a much better position for rope pull. Observe the deep rope grooves the top anchor is causing!!

Middle is 100% dry. All anchors in place with new webbing. Both raps are short and low angle. Bring only what you need to these to avoid pulling a longer than necessary rope through the skinny sections!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 21, 2016

East Lep is mostly dry, all water is avoidable. The lone anchor is in good shape.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 3, 2016

we run the left fork to close the trilogy

very short and fun ,bone dry plenty of anchors for all the downclimbs that are little more open than usual there is a new rock in the black exit shared with middle that require little birthcanal crowling or backtrack and going over the chockstones for bigger people, nice mini slot overall 5 people 1 newbie 4hrs car to car

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 3, 2016

we run the left fork to close the trilogy

very short and fun ,bone dry plenty of anchors for all the downclimbs that are little more open than usual there is a new rock in the black exit shared with middle that require little birthcanal crowling or backtrack and going over the chockstones for bigger people, nice mini slot overall 5 people 1 newbie 4hrs car to car

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 20, 2016

Right (East) Fork, completely dry, anchors are all black webbing, extended and in good shape. Although the last mandatory rap webbing is starting to show a little wear and may need to be replaced in the near future.

Prime conditions right now.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 5, 2015

East fork. Water throughout, but only hip deep at the very deepest in the fluted section. After the confluence of all the forks, there is only a little spot of ankle deep water. I accidentally left some new carabiners, slings, and a hollow block at the top of the last rap. If found, could you be so kind as to email me? krabborg at yahoo dot com Thanks

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 23, 2015

In the middle fork there is one pool (the last one in the darkest section) that we couldn't get around. But if you stem over the first deep part, where the walls widen the water is only ankle to mid calf deep - Otherwise it's a wade up to mid thighs in the first section.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 6, 2015

Lots of wading and one swim for us not able to bridge the 7-8 foot hole.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 3, 2015

After doing Morocco, we went over and did West Fork Leprechaun. Just over 3 hours round trip. Had only ever done this fork one other time over 3 years ago. There are some very nice sections and spicy downclimbs. Should have gone with enough materials to re-work some of the anchors which needed to be extended for better pulls and less grooving. The "rabbit hole" in the Belfast section needed a little sand cleared out so we could wiggle through, but otherwise, it's still there and usable by the skinny. Canyon completely dry.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 18, 2015

it rained a lot april 17 and we found almost no water in the East fork. did some high stemming to get over one section of water. did some super low tight shuffling to get over another section of water. did the whole canyon not touching any water. all anchors are good.

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

Left (west) fork, two pools, one easy to avoid, another somewhat difficult to avoid, but everyone in our group stayed dry. Anchors are all well set up. I liked this fork best of all among the three forks. I also thought it was just as easy, if not easier, than the right (east) fork

Middle fork, maybe six or seven small puddles, all easy to avoid. Anchors are well set up. I went high at two or three places while everyone else stayed low. The walls up high are covered in sand and so they are a little slick.

There are two thigh deep pools in the narrows at the end. They should dry out quickly. We just took our shoes off.

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

East fork. Someone cut out the deadman at the last rappel and made a new anchor around the two rocks about 10 feet below. All anchors are good to go and there is zero water from the canyon entrance all the way to the car.

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5 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 24, 2015

Did the Middle Fork. It's dry and has anchors throughout.