The Squeeze

Last Candition: September 29, 2018

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

Agree with Amy's report from April most of the longer raps have loose anchors that are spinning. Sandtrap still well advised. Took 3 people 11.5 hours car to car taking the hidden Splendor approach. We only stopped for lunch. Under half full, all had sweatsuits we were overall glad we had them. Mind your pulls, some preventable rope groves are showing up where they are completely preventable. Some really nasty pools in there, we found a dead bat in one.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 28, 2018

Took the Hidden Splendor approach. Canyon is in keeper mode. Mostly dry potholes. Only potholes with water were waist deep. Could partner-assist on most. Also used a 2-1 haul, etrier, and potshot to mix it up. Definitely not one to swim through. No wetsuits needed.

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3 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 13, 2018

Group of 4 took 9.5 hrs car-to-car from Hidden Splendor via the Miners Approach.

Mostly dry with a few wades. No one wore wetsuits, but we got pretty cold and a long lunch to warm up in the sun was necessary.

Many bolted anchors throughout. Nasty water. Gnats are out around sunset.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 31, 2018

Mostly dry with a few waist-deep potholes. Wore a 4/3 wetsuit about halfway through the canyon but might not have needed it. Perfect temps!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 26, 2017

Water is a little below half capacity so all potholes are in keeper mode. Partner assists were used on all potholes and there was a fixed line on the crux keeper. The crux keeper has a 5ft lip from a swimming position so it will require multiple potshots due to its sloped other side. A wetsuit was a good thing to have. Quite a few bad smelling swims.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 29, 2017

Water very low. Only lost foot contact briefly once. Used potshots to pass keepers & hooks for a couple of raps. Can't jump right now.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 1, 2016

Very low water. Only one brief swim, otherwise not wet above the waist. We didn't wear any neoprene. Gnats are still unpleasant.

rope grooves getting worse at main keeper. Please throw more more sandbags than necessary so they don't slide up and worsen the grooves.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 19, 2016

Great canyon conditions... water has dropped from previous post found all in keeper mode. Potshots and partner assist were the order for the day. 12 hr for 3 of us using Miners approach. The last rap webbing will need to be replaced sometime this year...starting to look worn.

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

Pretty full lots of water, easy in easy out of the potholes and lots of jumping. The big pothole was probably 3' from the lip.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 22, 2016

Canyon was great but pretty dry like maybe 1/3 the max water level. we wore 3-4mm and we were fine did get a little chilly due to wind. high for the day was around 80. the canyon was pretty uncrowded, there were no fixed lines in place and all of the bolts seemed to be in good condition.

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

Fantastic canyon. Lots of challenges and drops.

Most sections are dry or knee deep, however there are a few that are chest to neck deep (i.e. keeper). Water is surprisingly clean, and very cold. Wetsuits recommended, as we did get chilled once with 5mm at the keeper.

Anchors in great shape. Road is in great shape.

Be prepared for nuance drops with rocks and no sand. Ankle biters. Lots of foot traffic, the canyon seems to get a lot of traffic.

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

The Squeeze is full! 5 of us used the miner's approach and and had a fantastic time splashing through this awesome canyon. We had a roundtrip time of 10.5 leisurely hours. I try to do The Squeeze once a year and it never disappoints. The road to Hidden Splendor is washed out in several places and gets worse the closer you get. The worst one is about a half mile before the landing strip and will keep any passenger car from passing. Go do this canyon!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 3, 2015

Lots of water, but not completely full. Overall, potholes not too difficult to exit. We rapped off a hook once, and used a hook to exit the "crux" pothole. Everything else was able to be assisted. Three out of four of the group put on wetsuits for the 2nd half of the potholes. Overall, water was warm. That night at the airstrip a large storm passed through and it rained hard for 2 hours so I think conditions are likely full again.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 19, 2015

Tons of water, not in keeper mode. We used the Miner's approach, which is much better than Moroni Slopes. Middle Squeeze is beautiful!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 29, 2015

Water level is full. We did wear wet suits starting with the first keeper.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 9, 2015

Pretty dry. This does not mean you should not bring neoprene. You still get wet. Many of the potholes were dry. But the canyon still holds water. I wore hydro skin bottoms and was chilly. My buddy wore a 7 mm full and was hot. Go figure. It was quite physical and challenging. But one helluva good time.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 23, 2014

11 hours 5 minutes car-to-car. 2ppl. One complete noob. Took miners trail, 2 hours 50 minutes to the narrows. The Squeeze was full with constant swimming and wading. Lots of splashing short jumps. Anchors are in good shape except for the last rap, which needs a little work, but still safe. 9 hours to Muddy Creek. No keepers, one or two buddy assists. I wore a 5mm wetsuit and was comfortable. This canyon is great!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 9, 2014

A blast, as always. the potholes are somewhere between full and mostly full. A couple somewhat difficult escapes, but nothing that required any gear or techniques.

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

Moderate day temps. We wore wetsuits, but the water temps weren't too cold. No fixed tyrolian at the big hole. There was one anchor that was a sling around a boulder that was underwater in pothole. Held for the first three of us, but pulled on the fourth (who was our lightest person). Luckily he was almost to the bottom, so he didn't fall far, no injuries. But a good reminder to check your anchors closely!

This was our first time down Squeeze, but the Miner's approach was great.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 31, 2014

5 of us had a great day in the Squeeze. Conditions are still: very wet until the deep keeper(where some set up a tyrolian traverse), which has only a foot or two of water. After that the canyon gets drier as it goes. We used the miner's trail approach from HS and I liked it so much I will never hike down to the end of Muddy Creek again.