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RATING: 3A

Mon

Sunny. High near 79, with temperatures falling to around 77 in the afternoon. South southwest wind 6 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

79 | 52

Tue

A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West northwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

65 | 46

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 77.

77 | 40

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 80.

80 | 50

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

72 | 46

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SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring (no snow)
RAPPELS: 4 to 22 m ( 73 ft. )
WATER: Generally very little.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate

Mon

Sunny. High near 79, with temperatures falling to around 77 in the afternoon. South southwest wind 6 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

79 | 52

Tue

A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West northwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

65 | 46

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 77.

77 | 40

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 80.

80 | 50

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

72 | 46

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Deep in the narrows of the North Fork

Deep in the narrows of the North Fork

Looking up the final rappel

Looking up the final rappel

The North Fork of Robbers Roost has always been one of my favorites. Relatively short, but quite beautiful, it is a charmer. On our groups first trip through in about 2005, we saw little signs of traffic. On my most recent trip, I was surprised at the well worn trail. Clearly this has become a popular canyon.

There are two commons ways to do North Fork. The first is the "full meal deal". This involves seeing the whole North Fork, then exiting up the Crack Route. Expect about 5-7 hours for this loop. Exiting the Crack Route requires a little bit of climbing skill. It is lower 5th class, and should not be a problem for intermediate or better canyoneers, but rank beginners may find it intimidating.

The other option is the short route, that exits right before the final rappel. This sees the most interesting section, but is an easier exit and shorter day. This is recommended. If you want to see the full canyon, I would still recommend the short route, but fix the last rappel, hike down as far as desired, then ascend up the final rappel and take the short exit. The final rappel is an easy jug, and the short exit an easier/better alternative than the Crack Route.

First Rappel

First Rappel

1st Real Rappel

1st Real Rappel

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