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Leprechaun East Fork

North Wash beta posted by Jeremy Freeman

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As with all beta, use the information on this page with caution. Obstacles may change or may be dependent on conditions, as well as group skills and comfort levels. Rap counts may increase if downclimbs get rigged as rappels, anchors may get altered or re-rigged, and conditions will vary. Always be prepared for the unexpected (mental, or physical challenges, or gear needs that you did not anticipate), consider your options, and look for the safest alternative for your group to descend the canyon.

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Condition Reports for Leprechaun East Fork

  1. LonePeak
    November 26, 2016
    LonePeak

    Difficulty:

    Moderate

    Skill Level:

    Intermediate

    Water:

    Deep (waist to chest)

    Thermal:

    Fleece/medium jacket

    Group Size:

    3 people

    Total Time:

    1 hour 4 hours


    I'd say a 45 in chest and 190 pounds would really be pushing the limit, smaller is more comfortable. That's too large for the main fork. You'll be holding your pack in hand, so keep it light and narrow. Warmed up fast after wading chest deep with 2 layers, no wetsuit. High of 47'F, overnight low of 28, some rain a few days before. Bring elbow pads and a hand line.

    Posted Dec 6, 2016
  2. Jessicu
    September 30, 2014
    Jessicu

    Difficulty:

    Moderate

    Skill Level:

    Intermediate

    Water:

    Swimming required

    Thermal:

    None

    Group Size:

    2 people

    Total Time:

    1 hour 20 hours


    My husband and I went down Leprechaun East Fork on Sept. 30 2014. We had gotten the weather report from the BLM office in Hanksville the previous evening. We parked right off of 95, spent a few hours hiking to the entrance. We got there about noon. We skipped the optional rappel and went straight in. We were taking our time, enjoying ourselves and taking pictures. Around 1pm it sprinkled on us. Past the second rap we went through two potholes that required swimming. We weren't expecting that. Just after we made it through the two potholes, it started really raining on us. We moved ahead hoping to see a higher level to climb up to. We did. There was a sandy area up on the left that we climbed up on and waited for the rain to stop. By this time there was a stream running through the canyon and several small falls coming into the canyon from the sides. It was dark by the time the rain stopped. We had our headlamps on, but there was still water running through the canyon. Not knowing what the weather might do, we decided to wait until the sun came up the next morning. It was a long cold night. In the morning, we were relieved to find that we were very near the last rap, with just a few wading potholes before it.

    Posted Oct 8, 2014
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