Last Candition: June 12, 2011


2 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 27, 2020

Multiple wades, some avoidable. One swimmer. I stemmed over it. The wade after the swimmer is belly deep.. Water is chilly but I made it without a wetsuit. Water smells really bad... like gagging bad. Amazing amounts of sand in the canyon. Anchors were mostly in good shape. The oddly rigged webbing on rap 6 in the water course attached to the chokstone should be replaced if you are using it instead of the tree to the left. I am not sure how much longer it will last. The tree rap station to the left was in better shape. Bolt placements are awkward on a couple of raps. I understand preventing rope grooves, but there are ways to place bolts that minimize grooves and don't risk human life. If people would just learn to use a fiddlestick...sigh. The approach hike was the best part of this canyon. Glad Zion has reopened canyon permitting.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 20, 2019

Low to no water, all avoidable but one section knee deep. All anchors in great shape.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 28, 2019

Same basic report as Garnell two weeks ago. Took 8 hours for a group of 4 with two noobs. They found the bolder field at the end the most difficult, moving through quite slowly. As a more experienced person, it's easy for me to forget how challenging some things are to people experiencing it for first time.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 14, 2019

Pools are full. Multiple swimmers, but wetsuits are not necessary on a hot day. Water was refreshing. All anchors in good condition. Swimming hole in Pine Creek at bottom of exit is full as well and provided a delightful swim afterwards.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 22, 2018

2 swimmers and several knee/waist passages. No wetsuits needed, as day temp was still on the warm side. Courtesy anchor at the Comb keeps getting de-riged/miss-used, ans people keep placing master points behind the first set of edges, thus grooving the rock. We removed a bunch of webbing knotted with half-hitches.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 25, 2018

Lovely and full of water. We brought wetsuits, probably could've done it without them, however, it wasn't unpleasant with them on, and I prefer to be safe than sorry. My permit paper said it was a high of 91.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 24, 2018

Given the storms this past week, the upper portions of the canyon were pretty full. Getting off rappel following the second drop, the water was at least 5-6 feet deep. There are a few other swimmers but going further down canyon there was less and less water. At first I though we would regret not having wetsuits but they would have only been helpful for the first 45 minutes or so.

All the anchors were in pretty good shape. The log jam for the second rappel was a little questionable but we did not see anything better. I only recall re-rigging one anchor.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 28, 2018

Some small pools of water, most are waist deep but a few are swimmers. No wetsuits needed. What water is in the canyon is pretty nasty with a very smelly log soup a few raps in.

Anchors in good shape for the most part. The webbing is all new looking and in good condition. There are a few anchors where the bolt hangers are loose but the bolts are not turning.

There is a short rap that you have to lean across the drop to rig to.

One of the bolt hangers is loose and when you move it, the bolt also wiggles slightly--though you cannot move the bolt by hand--this should probably be addressed. In the mean time, I adding quick links to the hangers and also re-rigged the webbing to provided added strength in case the bolt pops.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 24, 2018

No wetsuits needed. Deepest pool was waist deep close to the end.

Anchors in good condition. It looks like people are using the tree far back in Rap 5 to avoid the exposed station, damaging the tree and creating groves. Use the station. Rap 6 has 2 choices, side entrance to slot, front entrance to slot. The station at the front entrance develops less grooves, but the webbing rubs a lot against abrasive stone. It is showing fuzzy spots. Inspect this station before using.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 29, 2018

Awesome adventure. Saw a big horn sheep descend from the rim for water... incredible. All anchors in great shape, all pulls easy except for the group in front of us who didn't untie their stopper knot on their beautiful new blue water rope. If it is yours... we packed it out. Two wades at thigh deep, last mandatory water chest deep.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 27, 2018

Posting for a friend:

"The normal anchors were fine.

The upper canyon was flowing (barely) with a slight "waterfall" at the short rap with the exposed anchor station.

The deepest mandatory water was about waist deep, even in the two-stage drop off the large block, and in the final slot.

The water was very chilly and there was ice all the way down R1, and in a few places below.

I used a large stick to break up ice and clear a less-slippery path to the R1 anchor station."

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 24, 2017

No swimmers. All anchors in good shape.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 11, 2017

All required raps have good webbing, and all pots are 2-4' shy of full, but no awkward escapes. Good, easy day through.

That said, homeboy here changed hats at the third rap - then did the third rap, did the rap, pulled the rope, and while stuffing bags realized he left his orange HalfDome (tons of stickers) and white Salomon running hat at the above anchor.

Sooo if anyone seeing this could reach out to me, there'll be a $100 reward for both (helmet has sentimental value), plus shipping.

Be cool! Thanks. ^_^

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 22, 2017

Mostly dry. All water was avoidable until the final hallway, then only knee deep. All anchors were in good shape.

7AM start was perfect. We spent the entire route in the shade.

Car-to-swimming hole time of 4 hours. The swimming hole was arguably more fun than the canyon on this 100 degree day.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 23, 2017

Re-tied an anchor or two, rest were fine. It was nice to see a couple anchors placed high on trees to avoid grooves. Water was very low with nothing significant over waist deep, though maybe a very short swim or two? We took no wetsuits and were very glad not to.

Took us 5 hrs with group of 4. We got a late start so we took our time on the HOT approach and exit.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 22, 2017

Took a group of 6 through in 8 hours (5 noobs) on a Saturday. Anchors in good condition. Every rappel except the 2nd to last one had a flow varying from garden hose strength to dripping. The "tunnel" slot section is completely filled with sand. You can walk right over it and just get your ankles wet. And the rap with the nasty rope grooves has filled in with at least 4-5ft of sand. It's at level with the water pothole. The mandatory downclimb into water is chest deep if you slide in, or if you can jump 2 feet at the bottom of the down-climb then it is only waist deep. No wetsuits needed even though there was a slight flow. About 15 mountain goats after rap 1. The only snow we saw was at the bottom of rap 1 tucked on the south side - about a 3-4 ft snow pile left.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 14, 2016

Route is straightforward- used Tom's Canyoneering USA beta and from Road Trip Ryan. Best part was that we had the canyon completely to ourselves which made the day even better. Water was cold but not too deep, only one area had a swimmer. Used Tom's new bolts off R10 to help alleviate damage from rope grooves. http://canyoncollective.com/threads/new-anchor-in-spry-canyon-zion-sept-2016.22170/

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 25, 2016

Hot canyon exposed to sun, plus lots of walking in sand.

We used Bluugnome and CanyoneeringUSA descriptions and were able to route-find just fine. Petroglyphs were awesome! Water was refreshing.

On Bluugnome rap #2, we preferred the small tree RDC rather than the large pine LDC.

On Bluugnome rap #6, don't bypass the slot/water. Delightful! Rope pull was much easier than it looks.

On Bluugnome rap #9, we rapped the water course rather than the alternative he describes.

The last rap is a long way down the boulder field. We thought we missed it by doing the alternate rap #9 and so had taken off our harnesses, only to come across the final rap and had to suit up again. A very nice final rap.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 11, 2016

All anchors where in good shape. There were four places we were in the water only one was deep enough we had to swim. All and all a perfect choice for this time of year.

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

A small amount of snow still in the upper section. Some unavoidable water, chest deep at the most, water temps somewhere in the low 40s. Anchors all in good shape.