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Blarney Canyon - North Wash

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11/08/2019
First ever canyon/rappel! Started ~ 3 pm, hiked out at dusk (5:30?)

11/02/2019
Did this canyon with a group of four: two rock climbers, my inexperienced/timid wife, and myself. It took us 2.5 hours almost on the dot and we didn't move super quickly. What a fun, shorter canyon! We did the left fork and getting to the first rappel was super easy to navigate. The first rappel has a bit of an awkward start, but it very manageable after the first 5-10 feet. It had a nice overhang to it. Within 100 yards is the second "rappel," but after lowering three in the group I was able to downclimb without issue. The length of the downclimb might be intimidating, but the rock provides enough good places to step and stem that most confident canyoneers can do it. The slot sections were very nice in this canyon and I didn't see any major areas where water would pool. We had one final rappel that's scarier from above than it is once you are able to get your body under the chock stone. I would guess that very confident people have even downclimbed this section before, despite it being 10-15m deep. The slot section after this rappel is really nice! It was probably 20 minutes from here to the wash, which provided an enjoyable hike back to the trailhead. I absolutely would do this canyon again, though this is one I would definitely leave the dogs at home for -- it's much too narrow and has more downclimbing than would be enjoyable with the fur babies.

09/14/2019

07/04/2019
Completed Left Fork with Dad and Alisa

06/03/2019
Approach is on the left hand side; stay left of the larger knob at the top of the slick rock and eventually come to a slab of tilted slick rock that takes you to the rim trail. The drop in has a slide style down climb across from the first rappel boulder. Most of the rappels after this could be down climbs if desired; one chockstone rappel towards the end can be done two ways. First way is between two stones that is an easier start but tricker rope pull, the second is over the second rock with extended webbing which can make the start precarious. Overall, took 3 hours and was a really fun slot.

05/25/2019
Both forks

05/25/2019
up right fork, down left, one of my favorites

05/04/2019

04/17/2019
Took a gaggle of girls on this hike. We had so much fun! Never enough laughter to fill a canyon, but we undoubtedly did as we contorted ourselves in such a fun and enchanting place.

04/14/2019
Completed Left Fork with Sarah Vancouwenberghe, Ryan Konesky, Danny Ryan, and Timmy Ryan.

04/13/2019
Completed Right Fork with Sarah Vancouwenberghe

04/11/2019
Fun day to show john and katie what it is up with sweet canyons.

03/15/2019
Left fork

ncn
10/09/2018
just west fork. rap starts were more difficult than I remembered, not as beginner friendly

07/28/2018
Completed Left Fork with Andrew Stoye and Nick Wrzesinski

05/19/2018

03/24/2018

03/18/2018

02/06/2018
All fun, no fear! Great intro canyon to North Wash. We did this before Leprechuaun. Very cold in January, but no water in the canyon. We saw one group the entire weekend, and maybe two cars a day on the highway.

11/25/2017
Left Fork, awesome!

09/02/2017
Checking out the leprechaun loop

08/03/2017
Blarney

05/10/2017
few fun downclimbs, not skinny

04/08/2017
Tracy, Judy, Joanne, Liz and Heidi. beautiful canyon and super fun.

04/08/2017
second canyon.

04/07/2017
Dry. Fun.

03/11/2017
First time leading a canyon. did it with a group of 8. fantastic canyon, easy route finding. we rappeled 2 times. good webbing on anchors, bone dry

03/10/2017

01/30/2017
Blarney left fork was bone dry. There was a fourth anchor set up which i didn't use and dow climbed. 3rd rappel a piece of webbing was quite weathered and we decided to use double anchor behind. https://youtu.be/Lr9qMg6tGjw

01/16/2017

01/16/2017
east fork w/ mike

11/19/2016

11/12/2016
beautiful canyon

11/11/2016
Left Fork

06/04/2016

05/13/2016

11/14/2015
left fork

11/14/2015
Left fork.

10/07/2015

09/05/2015

ncn
09/04/2015
canyoneering 1!

05/23/2015

05/14/2015
!st canyon ever! With Kash, Joe, and friends.

05/12/2015

05/07/2015
Took my parents down the left fork

04/02/2015
Left fork w/John and Owen

03/28/2015

03/23/2015
Great beginner experience.

03/14/2015
Fun Night Canyon

11/06/2014

11/06/2014

06/12/2014

04/19/2014

04/27/2012

10/08/2011
Left fork only

11/01/2010

04/04/2010
Both forks


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