Pandora's Box

Last Candition: May 26, 2012

5.0

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 24, 2017

Full of cold water, one swimmer, many pools neck and waist deep.

Anchors good.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 18, 2016

Party of 3 took 12.5 hours using the Meeks Mesa exit. A little snow on Meeks Mesa on north facing slopes. Some minor spots of snow left in the canyon. Several minor pools but nothing was more than knee deep so wetsuits not used or needed. Webbing anchor at 4th rap difficult to inspect because its attached to wedged rocks on canyon bottom where it's difficult to reach down & see but it held us okay. All other anchors okay but should be inspected for further wear.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 15, 2015

A number of pools to knee deep, lots of mud due to recent rain. Found and removed several unnecessary anchors, and rebuilt one. We had an unexpected delay due to weather, putting our walk out chimney rock completely in the dark. Otherwise canyon is in good condition.

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

A couple pools at the very beginning of the technical section, but only ankle deep. Canyon completely dry after that. Wetsuit not needed. Party of 12 completed the trip in 10 hours car to car using the short exit. Anchors in descent condition.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 29, 2013

Anchors looked worn and were covered in spider's webs, although a couple were updated recently. The deadman held fine but I agree it wont last long. Second to last drop was updated on the same bush, worked fine with forces from a need to use a contingency. Pool was about thigh deep where I set myself down. Daddy long-legs EVERYWHERE. Hanging out in clusters in all the wrong places.

Meek's Mesa exit. Carried topo from climb-ut worked great for approach and exit. Although I wouldn't want to be doing that exit in the dark for my first go around. Carried gps only to confirm the drop-in point.

I will be going back.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 2, 2013

Amazing canyon, a favorite. Returned via the Meeks Exit. Glad we did it in the afternoon, as navigating through all the broken cliff bands takes some hunting.

Very long day.

Anchors in poor shape. The first one off an old log had the webbing slipping over it. The second we extended the ring over the lip to try and encourage less rope grooves. The third, we created (deadman). No material to work with, but we didn't want to groove up the rock from the second with a hard pull. Weather will erode this anchor with time, so check it! Second to last rap was incredibly bad. 100 degree angle from a small bush and a boulder. Removed it and setup long redundant webbing from a bigger bush high and further back.

Only the drop before all the twisting narrows had water, waist deep. No wetsuits needed.

Bugs bad only at the parking lot trailhead.

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

In great condition right now! One pool is neck-deep, all the rest are below your waist. Anchors all in passable condition. Great day out in the canyon, though it was several more tight spots than this fat guy bargained for!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 19, 2013

Classic. Mostly dry, even "the pool" was only knee deep. All anchors in good shape with no trash. Amazing. (Boy Scout group on April 20th, so could have changed).

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 26, 2012

My new favorite, this canyon was awesome! The canyon was dry and all the anchors were great, even the one that didn't weight until you were about 2 feet off the ground. We downclimbed that one and used the anchor as a handline. A GPS is very useful in finding the exit though, we made it much harder by exiting a half mile early.