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White Roost

Canyoneering Little Bull Canyon - White Roost Canyoneering Little Bull Canyon

White Roost

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RATING: 3A

Sun

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

64 | 30

Mon

Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a southwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

66 | 39

Tue

A chance of rain before 8am, then a chance of rain and snow between 8am and 11am, then a slight chance of snow after 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

50 | 38

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 22

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 59.

59 | 26

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall (hot in summer)
RAPPELS: 1 - 30 m ( 99 ft. )
WATER: Generally very little.
FLASHFLOOD: High, but only for a short section.

Sun

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

64 | 30

Mon

Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a southwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

66 | 39

Tue

A chance of rain before 8am, then a chance of rain and snow between 8am and 11am, then a slight chance of snow after 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

50 | 38

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 22

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 59.

59 | 26

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Heading down the rappel.

Heading down the rappel.

Little Bull is one of those canyons that made a huge impression on me, and one I will not soon forget! I had decided to spend a hot June day in the White Roost area doing canyons solo. My first canyon of the day, North Fork, had been hot, but good. A canyon I had done before, it was nice to re-visit it. Done by noon, I was trying to decide what was next on the agenda when Little Bull caught my eye. I had a friend that had done it and said it was good. Short, narrow, fun. Perfect!

A short approach and short slot section lead to the first rappel and start of the business. Yup, this one was going to be narrow. The first rappel is two stages, with a pretty tight spot between the two stages. I had to exhale and push/wiggle a bit to fit. Gulp! The rest of that afternoon is a bit of a blur, as the primal area in the back of my mind frantically wondered if today would be the day I got trapped, while more rational parts tried to be reassuring. The feeling of relief when I finally got out of the slot was all encompassing. Phew!

My advice is caution if you are a bigger canyoneer. At 6'1"/190lbs, I would not want to be any bigger.

That being said, smaller canyoneers will love this one. I am anxious to go back with a partner to see if it was as narrow and tight as my mind made it out to be, or if being solo had skewed my perspective. It is a good canyon to do before or after Chambers since they are very near to each other.

Have fun. Don't get stuck.

Down the first stage of the rappel

Down the first stage of the rappel

Looking down from the rim.

Looking down from the rim.

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