Merry Piglet

Last Candition: March 23, 2012


5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 6, 2018

Fun little canyon if you like awkward tight starts. Canyon is totally dry. For the more experienced and an extra challenge it seemed like a lot of raps could be downclimbed. Some of us did, some didn't.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 2, 2016

Completely & totally dry. Driest we've ever seen this one. For the record - all other of the Irish canyons were reporting in dry.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 14, 2015

One spot of shallow water at the bottom of the first rap. First person in may get feet wet but can help others avoid. Anchors okay. Great down climbing practice.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 9, 2014

Dry for the most part, didn't need to get wet. Anchors were good, replaced the top anchor off the boulder.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 18, 2013

Canyon is still very wet. Unavoidable water up to chest deep. With temps approaching 80's, no need for wetsuit. Replaced webbing at two locations. Keep an eye on other anchors because of wear & tear from recent flooding. About 3.5 hours RT for group of 4, moving at a leisurely pace.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 9, 2013

Needed partner assist just past the dryfall, couldn't get our short butts up the ledge. Really tight sections with some awkward starts but made for cool pictures. Webbing looked alright, reinforced a couple of the anchors. Small, ankle deep puddles in a couple of places.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 28, 2013

Water only in the middle pool, which was 3' deep. Skilled climbers and lemur like humans can get around this pool and stay dry. Replaced webbing throughout the canyon. Tree webbing should be replaced soon. I found that someone tied webbing using an overhand knot... not a water knot, AN OVERHAND! I can't believe it didn't fail. FYI, be careful, there are idiots building anchors.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 16, 2013

There was one knee deep to waist deep pool depending on whether or not you can traverse part of the pool on small ledges (the taller people in our party could).

Some of the anchors were in poor condition and I pulled one of the chockstones someone recently used and it immediately failed with just a hard yank. Make sure to test all anchors (as always).

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 11, 2012

All anchors okay. One small pool of water left in middle section was just below knee deep now.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 24, 2012

Merry Piglet is dry except for the pothole in about the middle of the canyon which was thigh deep. Some people climbed around it on the left (LDC). We cleaned up the anchors by cutting out excess webbing, replacing worn webbing and/or rusty rapides.

There are 2 elegant rock chock anchors of note in the canyon, the very first and the very last.

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

read a TR from the weekend before, it said "less than knee deep". one pool hit my belly button, at my 6'1", not exactly knee deep. Last three raps are fairly challenging downclimbs, even when dry. replaced a 10 ft 9/16 webbing and the rusty 1/4 quick link that had cut 1/3 of the way thru the webbing, at the little ten foot top of the scree drop, also downclimbable on the right LDC, but a bit of a reach, rap the drop.