Leprechaun Canyon, North Wash

Last Candition: June 3, 2011


3 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 11, 2019

We did the right fork of Leprechaun. The canyon was completely dry and very beautiful. The narrow slots made for some beautiful pictures when the sun was hitting the walls just right. The hike is great for parties who are unable to rappel or navigate the slot canyon.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 4, 2019

There were a few pools that would be difficult to avoid. One in particular that was about knee deep, there didn't seem to be a way around. Anchors all in good condition.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 16, 2019

Descended Left (West) Fork. It is completely dry. All anchors in good shape. Webing all looks recently placed.

Spoke to other canyoneers and was told Right Fork was still holding water up to waist deep and Middle was dry.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 10, 2019

Shamrock was as wet as expected. Up to knee deep water 5-6 times with one pothole waist deep.

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

Middle fork approached from West Rim. Couple places with ankle deep water, Anchors in good shape long sections of canyon had no sand on bottom leading to a little more ankle stress. 1 section tight enough to require sliding body horizontal to get past (exciting). Easy navigation. group of 4 new to this kind of canyon 4 hours car to car.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 1, 2019

East Lep - No water. Snow up to four inches deep. Slippery, but not particularly dangerous. A reasonable choice on a snow day.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 28, 2018

Middle Lep - On Dec 27th it snowed about an inch. This made for difficult and dangerous passage today. Snow drifting into the canyon from the rim accumulated to a foot deep on the floor. There were several shin deep slush puddles in the skinny section that made getting up and over pinches far more difficult than usual. High stemming was not an option due to drifting snow sticking to the walls. Passage under the rockfall was easy. Any injury would have been disastrous. We had a blast, but wouldn’t do it that way again because of the unusually high risk. 20 degree air temp, 3h 00m car to car using a shuttle.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 22, 2018

Middle fork is currently bone dry

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 29, 2018

East fork almost completely dry, just one easily avoidable puddle before the canyon opens up and drops down to the middle fork. Anchors in good shape.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 24, 2018

For East Lep. Anchors in good shape. We heard the North Wash took a direct hit 3/22 with a passing storm cell. Roughly the bottom 1/3 of the canyon is filled with water. Several thigh high spots and one surprise drop that was nipple deep on me (and I'm 6'6"). However almost all water is avoidable, some sections requiring some impressive feats if you are that dedicated. I, on the other hand, was packing kids through and can tell you the depth of every pool.

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