Little Santa Anita (LSA)

Last Candition: October 15, 2011


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

Some low, very slow moving pools above rappel 4 with small trickles of water on rappel 2 and 4. Rappel 2 and 4 notable for bees gathering water (we rappelled away from the water to avoid them). All bolts and webbing in good condition (webbing on first rappel starting to get a tad stiff). Upper sections are somewhat overgrown. Enjoyed the trip a lot!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 20, 2014

Pretty much no water at all with the exception of stagnate pockets maybe ankle deep. Swarms of bees at the base of the second rappel. Exit route was tough to find, we were lucky enough to escape via the dam route.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 9, 2014

Just a trickle of water here and there. It is Bone dry by about the 4th rappel. Very over grown right now. No water at "First water". Good trip, 2.75 hours car to car.

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

Due to recent rain, canyon is rolling Class B+? good amounts of water but it wont last. Wetsuit pretty much necessary in these conditions. The last rap into the normally dry big pothole is currently a full swimmer but in a week or so will be a skanky pool which may take a while to dry out. The loose bolt on the last rap has been removed, its a small 7ft partner assist or downclimb, replacing the bolts is unnecessary. 3 hours trailhead to exit...

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 21, 2014

Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. A couple ponds are about knee-deep. Other than that you'll just get your shoes wet until about half-way down when the water disappears underground. The last rappel/downclimb has a single bolted hanger. The hanger spins and the bolt flexes when weighted. A few of our group rappelled on it. If you're taller (I'm 6' 1") you can chimney down it without too much problem. That bolt should be removed and replaced with a proper two-bolt setup for those that must do the short rappel.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 22, 2013

Very limited water, the deepest pool is about knee height. All the anchors are in good condition. You have to go through some tree branches on one of the rappels with heavy bee activity. The pain in the ass is climbing back to the trail. There was supposed to be a rock pile showing where you could start the climbing. The rock pile is gone and I restored one. The 20 mintues climbing is a class III scrambling on very slippery territories with loose rocks and some poison oaks. We're not completely sure if we took the right climbing route.

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

There is some minor water flow in the canyon, brush is heavy in some areas. Did not notice any poison oak. All anchors and webbing look good except for a shady 9/16 webbing job around a tree about 1/3 down the canyon. There were two 9/16" webbings backed up with a 1" so it was still adequate but tacky. Heavy bee activity at a skanky pool just before the rap into the pothole which is dry.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 29, 2013

Top side is wet and finally worthy of a 3mm wetsuit. Bottom is still dry. Potholes still rancid or dry.

Rappel into the big pothole could use a new anchor. I noticed the "newer" looking webbing said, "2009"

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 6, 2013

Went down LSA After finding Classic and Fall Creek Canyons closed. Lots of signs of fresh rock fall from recent rains. We cleaned up some rappels as they had a bunch of loose rocks on the edge. Water was flowing till about the 8th rappel.

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 30, 2012

Water still as the same levels as a week ago. Due to recent rains there were DANGEROUS ROCK FALL! Wait a few days after the rains come down. Our party was almost struck 3 times by grapefruit sized rocks and larger.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 23, 2012

Great trip, canyon was pretty low on water. One spot about waist deep. Other then that just up to the knees. A lot of the initial holes have filled in with sand with some of the later ones being a little deeper. The final rappel has some logs in the way that actually make the awkward rap a little easier.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 15, 2011

Top half mostly dry (a little flow and a few knee deeps spots), and the bottom half was completely dry.

Anchors all in great shape.