Shane Burrows in the High Spur Corkscrew.

High Spur

AKA: Spur Canyon-Northeast Fork

Robbers Roost
Technical Canyoneering

          A slot canyon with fantastic photographic potential? That was the rumor that lead us to this sweet canyon located in the heart of outlaw country once frequented by the notorious Wild Bunch. If you are searching for solitude and isolation this is it. The canyon is located in one of the most remote and impressive regions in the lower 48 states.

Circle of Friends:
          High Spur is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps.  If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

"Circle of Friends"

High Spur Jason Summers in the slot.

General Information:
          High Spur is a highly photogenic slot canyon with an assortment of opportunities. High Spur is rated 3A III using the Canyon Rating System. This canyon requires complete technical gear. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential.

          There are no bolted anchors in this canyon, let's preserve this feature. Many canyoneers before you have descended this canyon without placing bolts, so please play fair. You might need to locate and construct natural anchors, which should be considered part of the charm. Most problems in this canyon are easy to defeat using a little teamwork.

Jason Summer handlines down as Marc Olivares and  Keith Frank watch. Jason Summers and Jason Price.

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located in the infamous Robbers Roost area and is accessible to high clearance vehicles. A vehicle shuttle is not required to complete this route.

Jason Summer, Marc Olivares, Keith Frank and Jason Price in the belly of the beast. Marc Olivares spots as Jason Summers Downclimbs.


High Spur Typical finish to a Robbers Roost slot .

          Enjoy a short video of High Spur Canyon in the Robbers Roost compliments of Blake Merrell.



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