Spry

Last Candition: August 11, 2017

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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.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 17, 2016

Amazing canyon!

There were two spots that made me a little uneasy! One, was where you had to reach across the drop to rig up the rope on the wall opposite. You will know it when you see it. Somebody has tied some webbing to a tree about 10 or so feet away that you can anchor to while you rig your ropes.

We didn't rappel off of the other spot that made me uneasy but there is a rock wedged just above the slot where you can drop down into the water. The webbing looks fine but the way it was rigged is sketchy to me.

It seemed that there was a lot more unavoidable water than we were expecting from the trail description. Bring and wear your wetsuit this time of year.

The approach to the trail is very hard. And the exit of the trail is also very hard. Lots of scrambling down huge boulders.

There is a lot of wear in the sandstone from ropes.

Otherwise all anchors in good condition.

Seriously awesome canyon! I cannot wait to do this one again.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 26, 2015

Great canyon! We did the approach at 2pm; worst time possible! It was long & hot. Keep an eye out for the spot to leave the wash up to the left. It wasn't well marked. We turned left at the top of a stone section just as the wash turned back to sand and just before the wall on the left started to rise. Keep an eye out for rock cairns on the way up but, if you miss them, no big deal. The hike basically goes straight up then winds down to the left on the other side of the mountain. Use the little ledge to walk 5 feet above & around the 2nd pool on rap 1. I loved the slots in this canyon as they got deeper. Amazing! The anchors were generally in good shape. We did a couple short swims. No wetsuits needed. Take your time through the bottom Boulder field. When you think you're done with raps you'll find that there's actually one more (a large overhung shelf). When you get to the river go 50 feet upstream & you'll find a sweet swimming pool section to rinse your rope & gear off.

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

There were options of how to go through this slot to miss water, except for the last pool which is a 15 ft chilly swim. We were fine without wetsuits with air temps in the 90s. All anchors were good.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 28, 2015

A very fine canyon. It had rained quite a bit in Zion 48 hours previously, so we took wetsuits in case there was lots of water. It was about 75 degrees out that day. There was quite a bit of water in various places, but it was only once or twice more than waist-deep. Much of it was avoidable, and it's a fun game to try to avoid it. I did not wear a wetsuit and was fine; others wore wetsuits and were fine. Anchors were in good shape. Next time, I might take a wetsuit and rappel into those early spots that look like they have a lot of water in them rather than going up and over and around them.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 4, 2015

Most of the water was avoidable until the narrow passage between rap 8 and 9. There the water was cold and chest-to-neck deep. Only one in our party had a wetsuit and she was glad to have it on at that point. The rest of us had a cold swim but warmed up quickly in the sun after rap 9.

The other pools were avoided by most by traversing, stemming, and guided rappels.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 18, 2014

Water in the normal places. Chest deep in the narrow passage. Neo socks were plenty. Started the approach at 10 and finished around 4

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 18, 2014

The canyon was pretty dry but we still wore wetsuits. We left the road at about 8:00 and made it to the top just as was getting hot.

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

A really nice canyon with so many rappels that we lost count. We left early, but the temps made the scramble up to the saddle rough. Some steep sections, but we didn't find it at all exposed or scary. Rap 1 potholes stanky, but avoidable. Doing the 2 small raps in the first small slot area put you waist deep in stanky water (w/ chipmunk floater). After the "Big Tree" rap we rapped into knee-deep water, but it is clear and not unpleasant. Did angle into second flute to avoid stanky pool. 4th class downclimb has a nice webbing handline into near chest deep stanky pool. Final couple raps are scenic. Scrambled down boulder field to fun midway cliff band rap. Finished with a dip in the crystal clear spring pool in Pine Creek - very refreshing in the 100+ temps.

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

Webbing in good condition, some huge quick links. A little bit of water that was dark and stanky - some unavoidable. Lots of sand. Great canyon, worth the steep approach and fin boulder hopping at the end.

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

Did the alternate approach. No snow until we got over the saddle. Then lots of snowy patches. I put my foot through a few false snow floors, so be careful. First rap is very ice and very dangerous... if you don't use a belay from someone. Two out of three of us fell traversing the ice trying to get to the first anchor. Be prepared to rig a new anchor much higher up if it's too sketchy. Rest of the canyon was very nice. You'll get wet in two places. Deepest is up to the chest. I'd recommend a wetsuit unless it is a sunny and warm day. Then you can get into the sun quickly and dry off / warm up. Very fun with the ice!

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

We had a great weather window, able to complete canyon with no wetsuits. Was able to avoid all water except the short double drop rap that was knee deep and the chest deep walk in the pool found after the second flute drop in. If it had been windy and cloudy it would have been a different story. All anchors in good order.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 20, 2013

Awesome canyon....all water is avoidable (with one guided rap) until the very end after the fluted rappel. Temps in the 70's so no wetsuit needed....bring a headlamp, we underestimated the length of the canyon and spent too much time and ended up doing the boulder field after the sun went down. Not much fun.