Blarney Canyon |

North Wash

Canyoneering Blarney Canyon - North Wash Canyoneering Blarney Canyon
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TICKS & TODOS: 38 Todo Lists / 40 Ticks
RATING: 3A
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear
RAPPELS: Left Fork 3 to 15 m ( 50 ft. ) / Right Fork 2 to 15 m ( 50 ft. )
WATER: Generally little or none unless right after rains. Possibly wading, but likely no swimming.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate, but you can see the whole drainage and skies on the approach.
SEASON: Any, although summers can be hot.
Sun Hi:46 Lo:24 Mon Hi:44 Lo:26 Tue Hi:42 Lo:26 Wed Hi:45 Lo:26 Thu Hi:46 Lo:28
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Blarney, and the left fork of Blarney, in particular, is one of the best slots in North Wash. Its short approach, beautiful slot sections, and straight forward anchors make this a great choice for beginners and experienced canyoneers alike. I would recommend this as a good introduction to the area, and a place to start before jumping into the slightly harder and longer Right Fork of Leprechaun Canyon.

The canyon is usually dry or can hold only a few small pools right after recent rains. The lack of water makes it a good choice in cooler seasons when you want to stay dry.

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