Morocco

Last Candition: April 2, 2012

4.3

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 25, 2018

Completely dry.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 17, 2017

Pleasently surprising. Fun approach. Great downclimbs and fun rappels. Very scenic. Nice short canyon. Bone dry, not even mud. Group of 6 completed in 2.5 hours with lots of goofing off. All anchors looked great.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 26, 2017

Lots of variety and beauty. A little wading to crotch-height.

One section of stemming over some water is intimidating, but I did it my first time canyoneering and 2 times since. (Though someone had left long purple webbing from a tree to rappel down) 2 of us stemmed down diagonally with our back on the RDC side. I am 5'9" and had to get on my toes and lift my back off the wall to stay on. One person tried it with his back on the LDC side and said he felt secure the whole time despite the angle of the wall being narrower at the top and wider below. Looking back at pictures from the first trip I did it with my back on the LDC side and remember feeling more secure than this time.

I remember a semi-keeper by the arch you could run up the wall and jump to avoid, but it must have filled totally with sand.

The second-to last? rappel (that looks long but there's a ledge) was a deadman but had enough rocks that we were willing to do it with a 200 lb guy.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 31, 2015

Nothing new to add from recent post, but I had never done the canyon before and had wondered if it was do-able on a cool day with lots of water. The answer is yes. It was 60, maybe 65 and sunny, in the afternoon. And the water is brief enough and the canyon open enough and short enough that the water was kind of fun. One place was a swimmer. Awesome to get in some water on Oct. 31 and have fun with it!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 25, 2015

Canyon full of water. Previous chock anchors for last drop have been flushed out. Last rappel now requires traverse on exposed ledge around right side to a new anchor or be prepared to extend anchor 30 feet from chockstone in slot.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 11, 2015

Canyon had plenty of water. At the second drop by the arch, there's water but only shin deep and the pothole is sanded in. At next drop, might be good to replace webbing soon. Some wear showing where the rapid link hooks in. This drop always looks much longer than it is. Can actually be done with 70 feet of rope doubled over because of the unseen bench below. Below there, some deeper wading and one very brief swimmer. Deadman Anchor in the drainage at the last short rap is gone. Saw some purple webbing off a large boulder RDC. You have to clamber up onto a shelf & contour then drop to this anchor. We extended it another 10 - 12 feet for better pull. Not much stemming opportunities in this canyon compared to Merry Piglet.

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

Had not done this canyon in a year and a half or longer. What used to be a semi-keeper pothole just before the arch is all sanded in now. You just walk out. First two places of water were avoidable. Next water was avoidable if you see and use upper rappel anchor that puts you down just beyond the water. Look out for sharp edges on a ledge if using that. Last water was unavoidable but was down to hip deep. The rap just after the arch has a chockstone below the anchor that could result in a rope pinch on the pull if you're not careful. That same rap can end on a ledge that you can't see from above about 20 feet above the very bottom. Was able to complete it with a 70 foot rope doubled over.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 14, 2015

Anchors are all set up well. All but one pool is avoidable. The unavoidable pool was cold and chest-deep on me (I'm 6'2"). The last drop has two anchors set up, we opted for the non-deadman anchor, since the deadman looked a little weak.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 3, 2014

Great canyon if you have 1.5 hrs at the end of the day. 3rd time thru this year and the existing anchors are always in different spots. Lots of options for anchors if you look around, especially up. Water has been the same near the arch and in the lower stretches on every trip but you don't need to get wet.

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

Anchors in good shape, large neck deep pool at end. Set up guided traverse to avoid...

After the first two rappels one member of the group can go up on top left, look for a small drainage with a deadman anchor built to rappel past water hole to set up zipline.

Good times.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 15, 2014

What a fun, challenging canyon. "most" of the water can be stemmed over, however there are three that are full and the last one is a swimmer and I'm 6 foot tall. However if you are nice like me, you can rig a zip line for the rest of the folks. Over the swimmer I used a 40 m rope (doubled) and webbing extend to a tree where the rest of the group was able to slide right over, and the rope pull as simple. Lots of fun.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 29, 2014

Fun quick canyon. Lots of pools but all avoidable with some stemming or looking higher for alternate anchors. Water looks quite nasty. Webbing in good shape. Chockstone on rap 2 is quite loose, be careful.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 11, 2013

First time doing the canyon, so can't compare to others, but all was great. We had to set up the anchor for the first rappel, as the past one had washed down in a recent storm. There was one very short swim (only about 3 feet where I couldn't touch) and other knee-deep pools. Awesome canyon!

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 15, 2013

The road to Morocco canyon, highway 95, has severe road damage in 3 spots near the Irish canyons and Sandthrax and is almost washed out. so watch out! Morocco was of water, swims. 3 people, 2 hours car to car. The last rap was on a deadman that washed out. We looked for rocks to reinforce it but ended up leaving it in sketchy condition as more flood producing storms were building. New webbing and rock farming from below are needed. 2 rating bc of bad last anchor and road damage.

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

All the places that could be full of water were.

There were 2 or 3 swimmer spots. I know, some of you pride yourselves on going through this canyon without getting wet but . . . it has been filled with flash flood waters between 3-4 times in the past week.

All anchors are in place; most were good and we replaced or reinforced a couple.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 21, 2013

Surprisingly a fair amount of water. One waist deep wade. Anchors are good.

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

water here and there throughout, some avoidable, one or two were not. a couple knee high but not much more than that, mostly clean except for a gnarly dead scorpion in one. webbing and anchors looked good, replaced one missing quick link. a few tight sections in the canyon had us regretting the shorts but it was the favorite trek of the weekend.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 4, 2013

A little bit of water left in first pothole after initial rap in. Shallow water in 2 other places - both easily avoidable. All anchors okay. Beautiful arch in canyon & othe unique formations. Some raps have little more difficult starts. Beginner friendly with competent leaership. 2.25 hours for 3 to complete.

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

Canyon is dry. Only one shallow pool that can be avoided.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 18, 2013

All water was avoidable with some stemming. We fixed up one anchor and the rest were in pretty good condition.