Lost Spring Canyon

Lost Spring Canyon
Robbers Roost
Technical Canyoneering

          Lost Spring Canyon is a nice little route that can be completed in a couple of hours. While not a destination canyon it combines nicely with Larry Canyon or Alcatraz for those in the area looking for more meat and potato's to pile on their plate.

Circle of Friends:
          Lost Spring Canyon 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"

Aaron, Chris, & Seth in the North Fork of Lost Spring Canyon Aaron squeezing through the North Fork of Lost Spring Canyon

General Information:
          Lost Spring Canyon requires complete technical gear. Lost Spring Canyon is rated 3A II using the Canyon Rating System. A GPS is useful and 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 game. Instead of placing bolts might I suggest teamwork and partner assisted techniques. The problem solving involved with using natural anchors and teamwork is considered to be a major part of the adventure with this route.

Chimney downclimb in North Fork of Lost Spring Canyon Bruce Neumann in North Fork of Lost Spring.

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

Middle Fork of Lost Spring Canyon Middle Fork of Lost Spring Canyon

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