Last Candition: July 22, 2011
Canyon is in prime condition. We broke up our gang into three groups and did the left LUC 70 foot scree rappel, the middle top of canyon 300 foot free hang and the 225 foot right LUC long wall rappel. All anchors are in great shape. The remaining 4 rappels down canyon have good anchors. The canyon is dry. A very fun canyon for beginners and experts alike. It was a beautiful day with great temps in the 70's. One big caveat!! Watch out for the big slab of rock just a few feet down from the top of the 225 foot LUC long wall rappel. One member of our party just barely stepped on it and it began to slide - just an inch or two but still very scary. It probably weighs a ton or two. Just stay to the left of it and you should be OK. It is going to come down in the near future.
Super fun! We went down the big rappel (300 footer) and it was awesome. No water in the actual canyon, but there is a little water running in the drainage a little above the first drop. Fall colors make it look great!
Canyon was dry and in perfect shape. Water is flowing in the upper entrance wash but disappears into a limestone sink about 200 yards before the big drop off. All the anchors are in good shape.
Many awkward raps off of natural anchors--just the way we like it!
Anchors were in good shape, but a flash flood could wash them out as many are in the water course. Bring plenty of webbing to re-tie anchors.