Red Spur - Robbers Roost

Red Spur

Robbers Roost
Technical Canyoneering

          Looking for a challenging slot canyon with stunning swirling narrows? If so, Red Spur might be for you. This canyon is spicy enough to challenge intermediate canyoneers and reward their effort with magnificence splendor.

        Red Spur is located in one of the most remote and impressive regions in the lower 48 states that was once ruled over by the notorious Wild Bunch.

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General Information:
          Red Spur
is rated 3A III R using the Canyon Rating System. This slot canyon is very photogenic and provides numerous opportunity for taking outstanding pictures. The route requires complete technical gear. A GPS is useful and good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate.

          Red Spur is a challenging slot canyon suitable for intermediate or advanced canyoneers. A couple of obstacles along the route make this canyon a poor choice for novice without good climbing skills and competent leadership. 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. The problems in this slot canyon are easy to defeat using a little teamwork and ingenuity.

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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.

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Canyon Name:
          Why the name Red Spur? The canyon had no official name that I could find, its a tributary of Spur Canyon, and it drains an area known as the High Spur. In addition much of the sandstone has a really deep red color and because the 90 degree June heat beat us like a red-headed step child on the hike out.

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Video:
          A short video of a trip through Red Spur.

 

 


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