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

Overview

RATING: 3A

Mon

Sunny. High near 78, with temperatures falling to around 76 in the afternoon. South southwest wind 8 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

78 | 55

Tue

A slight chance of rain showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West northwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

65 | 46

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 75.

75 | 42

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 79.

79 | 51

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

71 | 48

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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.

Mon

Sunny. High near 78, with temperatures falling to around 76 in the afternoon. South southwest wind 8 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

78 | 55

Tue

A slight chance of rain showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West northwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

65 | 46

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 75.

75 | 42

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 79.

79 | 51

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

71 | 48

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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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