What a beautiful canyon, and a fun one too! Sure is muddy this time of year though. I went with a friend who had never been in a slot before - sort of a first time training event. We got turned back at the second significant downclimb right before the confluence of the main and south forks. He wasn't comfortable with it and there were no readily available natural anchors. I'll be back.
This branch was the highlight of the Buckwater Draw Grand Tour described by Scott. I was shocked at how high quality this canyon was! It was consistently narrow with lots of short downclimbing or rappelling problems to solve. Nothing but pure (muddy) fun! Nice short approach to boot. I'd call this one a gem.
Sweet,Sweet,Sweet - that's all I can say.
First climb with Scott Patterson, cold and wet but an awsome experience
October 10 2015
With Justin, Kessler, and Shaylee.
May 12 2012
With Kimberly, Kessler and Shaylee. Great trip and dry.
September 26 2009
With Austin Gilbert and Justin Kuhn.
June 23 2007
With Kimberly Patterson (wife), Richard Patterson (brother), Holly Patterson (brother's wife), Russell Patterson (father), Danny Logan (cousin).
With SP member DudeThatMustHurt and some boy scouts/leaders. Lots of cold water/mud and some snow.
With Mike Kelsey and Sam Cox.
October 17 2003
With Penny Martens, Mark McCray and Kent Beverly.