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Leprechaun (hiking route)

North Wash beta posted by mapman
  • The Hype

    Most of the beta for Leprechaun is for the technical routes down each of its three upper forks. However, much of the best of it can be explored by hikers. It has a fun mini-slot, a great subway section, ending with Belfast Boulevard, a 200-foot narrow squeeze.

    Getting There

    Utah highway 95, just east of mile marker 28, crosses a wash. Just east of that is a dirt road on the north. The 200-yard road is sandy, but passable to any vehicle. Park at the end of the road. Follow the wash bottom upstream for a half mile.

    The Canyon - Rating: 1 A II   Longest Rap: 0   # of Raps: 0

    As the canyon walls close in, there is a unique "mini-slot" in the floor of the larger canyon. It's a fun intro slot, out of which you can climb at any time, or bypass on the right. Around a couple bends, the canyon closes overhead into a subway. Eventually, the subway closes in and gets dark right at the junction between the main fork and the east fork. If it had rained recently you may have to wade or swim through water to continue upcanyon. Less than 50 feet of the east fork can be followed before a dryfall impedes non-technical hikers. The main fork immediately closes in to a very tight section of the slot nicknamed "Belfast Boulevard," which is 1 foot wide for less than 100 yards. At the end, hikers can stem up into the next room, but the canyon is technical beyond that.

    The Exit

    Go out the way you came in.

    Red Tape

    No permits are necessary.

    Group size limits on BLM land are usually 12 people.
  • Utah highway 95, just east of mile marker 28, crosses a wash. Just east of that is a dirt road on the north. The 200-yard road is sandy, but passable to any vehicle. Park at the end of the road. Follow the wash bottom upstream for a half mile.
  • As the canyon walls close in, there is a unique "mini-slot" in the floor of the larger canyon. It's a fun intro slot, out of which you can climb at any time, or bypass on the right. Around a couple bends, the canyon closes overhead into a subway. Eventually, the subway closes in and gets dark right at the junction between the main fork and the east fork. If it had rained recently you may have to wade or swim through water to continue upcanyon. Less than 50 feet of the east fork can be followed before a dryfall impedes non-technical hikers. The main fork immediately closes in to a very tight section of the slot nicknamed "Belfast Boulevard," which is 1 foot wide for less than 100 yards. At the end, hikers can stem up into the next room, but the canyon is technical beyond that.
  • Go out the way you came in.
  • No permits are necessary.

    Group size limits on BLM land are usually 12 people.

Condition Reports for Leprechaun (hiking route)

  1. Summit
    Jan 15, 2024
    Summit

    Difficulty:

    NA

    Skill Level:

    NA

    Water:

    NA

    Thermal:

    NA

    Group Size:

    NA

    Total Time:

    NA


    wow just amazing.
    It would be better if group size is small

    Posted Jan 15, 2024
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