LENGTH: 2-4 Hours
GEAR: A short rope may be handy for beginners
WATER: Generally little or none, most pools should be avoidable.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate, but you can see the whole drainage and skies on the approach.
Upper Stair is a great, short outing. Although not technical, it does involve a lot of chimneying and stemming, so is only recommended for technical canyoneers. Being a short route, with no rappels, allows this canyon to be enjoyed while carrying minimal gear.