No Kidding

Last Candition: March 31, 2012


5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 25, 2020

Combined this canyon as part of exiting Foolin Around, 4 people (1 newbie) took 7:45 car to car at a relaxed pace and stop for lunch. Canyon is in great shape. We broke R3 (60m) into 2 stages, stage 1 was to pothole #4, and then from there we reset the sand trap to finish it out. Such a good time packed into a short distance!!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 15, 2018

In this order we did 3 sandtrap anchors, 1 pack drag, and 3 stacked potshot anchors. Longest rappel for us was the 5th, at 110 feet over 4 tiers. Bone dry throughout. All potholes easy to escape with pack toss. About 3 hour descent. 40 minute exit hike straight up the Class 4 route.

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

Canyon was dry. We used Sand Traps for all the rappels.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 17, 2017

Canyon dry and still free of man-made anchors!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 29, 2017

The canyon is mostly dry, all water is easily avoidable. The sand is somewhat difficult to use because it is damp and semi-frozen. We removed two anchors, leaving the canyon completely clean.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 20, 2014

Challenging canyon. It was our first time using sandtrap and potshot anchors...why not do the most challenging natural anchor canyon and learn the skills with my pregnant wife? Everything went well with only a few hiccups. 8 hours 30 minutes car to car with two people. I went over kill with gear in case I got a rope stuck. There was no water, wet sand, or mud. This canyon would suck with water. Conditions are ideal but this canyon is not one I would do again anytime soon as it is only cool because of the anchoring puzzles.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 12, 2014

No issues, used omni sling for the first raps, then sand traps and sand bags. no mud, great time.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 25, 2014

Dry. Dry. Dry. Zero Water. Zero Mud. Sand at every rappel. We ferried sand once just to be safe, however, it wasnt necessary. Ideal conditions.

Party of 5 took 6 hours (car to car) with a 40 minute lunch break and LOTS of photo stops. We had little/no prior sandtrap experience...but we sure do now.

Road is 2WD compatible.

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

Great day to go through. With mild temps and no snow in the past couple weeks, the road, approach, and canyon were all completely dry (just a small avoidable puddle below last rap). Varied between fiddlestick, sandtrap, and 5 potshots to make anchors. Had to farm/ferry sand on a few drops but never more than 30 yards or so. First time through for all 3 of us- 4.5 hrs car to car.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 12, 2013

Unique conditions it seems on this day: Canyon was dry in some spots, muddy in some, waist deep in others. Some sections had no sand (scoured out).

Limited natural anchor possibilities. Hook placements, on most drops, are difficult and brittle. Some rope grooves forming.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 16, 2013

Completely dry, perfect conditions. To keep the canyon groove free, be sure to bring rope protectors (garden hose) for your escape devices.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 8, 2012

Completely dry. Canyon still nice and clean of any man-made anchors.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 31, 2012

No Kidding was completely dry and anchorless with very few (and minor) rope grooves.