Northwest Fork of Big Spring Canyon |

High Spur

Canyoneering Northwest Fork of Big Spring Canyon - High Spur Canyoneering Northwest Fork of Big Spring Canyon
High Spur

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Overview

RATING: 3A
LENGTH: 2-4 Hours

Thu

81 | 57

Fri

76 | 56

Sat

72 | 50

Sun

73 | 50

Mon

74 | 50

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall (hot in summer)
GEAR: Standard technical gear, keeper pothole gear.
RAPPELS: 2 to 22 m ( 73 ft. )
WATER: Generally little or none.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate, but you can see the whole drainage and skies on the approach.

Thu

81 | 57

Fri

76 | 56

Sat

72 | 50

Sun

73 | 50

Mon

74 | 50

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Looking Up!

Looking Up!

A short approach, short exit, and amazing slot section, what more could a canyoneer ask for? This short outing is technically very straightforward and suited for all canyoneers. It provides a good introduction before the more challenging West Fork of Big Spring, just down the road. The short and casual nature make this a good choice for an evening route after doing something else during the day.

As of 2022, the canyon now contains a keeper pothole. Be prepared for keeper pothole escape!
Tyler Fallentine on the second rappel - Northwest Big Spring

Tyler Fallentine on the second rappel - Northwest Big Spring

Bottom of the second rappel - Northwest Big Spring

Bottom of the second rappel - Northwest Big Spring

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