Zero Gravity

Last Candition: May 8, 2011

4.4

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 15, 2018

Water levels are pretty low, but there were still several swimmers and the jumping pool was still deep enough to jump into (8-9 feet deep). The keeper was only knee-deep. The water is pretty clean and very refreshing on a hot day. The road had one spot that was pretty worn away and difficult to get up in a sedan.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 20, 2018

The road there is pretty rough getting out of Iron Wash. High clearance recommended.

Fairly low water levels and when we had to get in the water it felt refreshing. One of four people brought wetsuits and we were all perfectly fine. The semi-keeper was waist deep.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 20, 2017

High water level so the keeper was only about 5'. There is now a shiny new bolt above the chock stone at the tight spot at the end. This made it much easier to lower most of our group down. No wetsuits needed on a Mid 80's day.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 5, 2017

First time running this canyon. It was very low. The water in the keeper pot was about ankle deep. There are several unavoidable swims. I did not were a wet suit so it was cold but not too bad. I did figure out how the canyon got its name as I was stuck for a moment on the last down climb.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 19, 2017

A bit of water with only one keeper that a competent climber can stem out of. Water was bearable without a wetsuit, though I was happy with the jacket I brought. Most potholes could be stemmed, while the mandatory pools held water that were a little too shallow to commit to the optional jumping that some beta mentions.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 10, 2016

tried to drive to the canyon on Oct 10th but didn't dare crossing the creek with my Subaru outback....too much deep/wet sand in there. The creek was still running. I am guessing the canyon has a lot of water as a result.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 23, 2016

The canyon Flashed the day prior and was still flowing (the arch was fully submerged). The keeper was full and just required a short swim to the edge before you just crawl over it. Water is really clean but I would recommend a wet suit since you are in water 80%+ of the time and its no longer 100 degrees out. Also the removable bolt that was above the squeeze has been taken so you now have to use the bolder in the event of someone getting stuck.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 30, 2016

Zero Gravity your namesake does you well. This is such a sweet little treat of a canyon. Real short with a fairly easy slog to the start, its exposed but over flat land and only ~40 min. The canyon itself has some really fun obstacles like the semi-keeper silo mid way through. We used a pack toss to get up and over but it could also be easily partner assisted. The final tight section with the chockstone is SO narrow, my hips had no issue (size 33) but my chest was wall to wall and I just slid through. The pool area at the bottom makes a great shady hangout on a hot summer day as well. Would highly recommend not as a primary destination but a great combo for Iron Wash (North Fork) or Lower Eardley

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 1, 2016

All the pools were quite full with nice clean water and the keeper had chest deep water. We downclimbed the rappel at the end with little difficulty and the final pool only required a very brief swim.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 10, 2016

Canyon water levels were below average. There were two swimmers - the large swimhole about 3/4 through and the last downclimb into the pool was a swim. Not nasty water thankfully...yet. The Keeper and the following potholes were dry. We all wore a wetsuit and were happy but most water spots were less than waist deep. You can easily do this now without a wetsuit on a sunny day. Water isn't ice cold at all. Great canyon though. Packs a huge punch in such a short distance.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 25, 2015

Water levels moderate as reported in previous post. Found one good jumper. Pothole escape not too bad; all, including one noob, made it out without an assist, though you have to contend with a dead mouse floating with you. The last narrow section with a chockstone is more of a nuissance than I recall. As others have reported, the cam looks treacherous, so we didn't use it. No sling around the chockstone, so we reslung it with webbing, but this is a less-desirable starting point on the rappel. The horizontal rappel to get out to where you can drop through is a bit of a grind while also trying to hang onto the rope, which is anchored slightly below you. One noob did fine on the high stem with some coaching and encouragement, though she was anxious. Not a great place for beginners IMO.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 15, 2015

Water levels low in most spots except the normal swim areas. Low rating due to this. Water is nice and warm, the first being bathtub ready. The jumps still super deep. The keeper pothole was about knee deep, easily defeated with rope bag toss. Went over the stone, inspected the cam stuck in the hole, wires starting to fray, need to be replaced very soon if you are using this as an anchor point. Runner around chockstone is in good shape. Great fun canyon!

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

Full of nice, clean water, cold. Four swimmers. Went through without wetsuits and were only a little chilled by the end. We didn't rappel any of the drops, and both of us used the squeeze route under the final chockstone. There was webbing around the final chockstone, and the drop a few minutes up-canyon was also anchored, but we didn't take time to inspect them.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 26, 2014

Water about 3/4 full for semi keeper pothole and most of water holding slots/holes. 3 required swims. Two can be jumps if scouted first. Final obstacle over come with hand line on webbing wrapped chockstone or short rap/squeeze to down climb into final pool. Inspect and use webbing on chockstone. 13 people finished in 2.25 hours with several newbies.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 13, 2014

Water level is full. Cam stuck in a hole is the anchor for the last drop. Needs to be replaced soon because the wiring is starting to become strained.

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5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 21, 2014

We encountered multiple swims.

No wetsuits were necessary on this 95 degree afternoon.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 8, 2014

Moderately warm, clean water in the swimmers still.

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

Nice and full of water. Prime conditions. Group of 6 - 3.5 hours car to car. 2 out of 6 did not wear wetsuits. In these conditions, canyon could easily be done with no equipment, unless you're of the size where you have to go over the top of the last chockstone.

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

Pretty close to 100% full of water and it was a fantastic time! We didn't require rope at all. Everything is easily downclimbable in my opinion. We had read that this one was a great bang for the buck and it did not disappoint! Very cool!

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

Two trips through the canyon. Water is low but a couple swimmers still exist. Was fine in a 3/2 wetsuit. First descent was a group of 2 & took 2 hrs car to car then with a lager group it took slightly longer. Only gets a 4 because more water would have been more fun.

Road out to the canyon is nicer than before the floods took it out in the fall.