Pasture Canyon | White Roost

Canyoneering Pasture Canyon - White Roost Canyoneering Pasture Canyon

White Roost

Overview

RATING: 3B

Thu

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny. High near 96, with temperatures falling to around 94 in the afternoon. South wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

96 | 69

Fri

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. West southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

97 | 69

Sat

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 97. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

97 | 69

Sun

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

95 | 69

Mon

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

94 | 69

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall (hot in summer)
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear, wetsuit in cold times.
RAPPELS: 3 to 15 m ( 50 ft. ) - 25 m ( 83 ft. ) in Pothole Fork
WATER: Generally a couple of short pools. In warmer times of the year, no wetsuit needed.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate

Thu

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny. High near 96, with temperatures falling to around 94 in the afternoon. South wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

96 | 69

Fri

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. West southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

97 | 69

Sat

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 97. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

97 | 69

Sun

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

95 | 69

Mon

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

94 | 69

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Bottom of the rappel in Pothole Fork

Bottom of the rappel in Pothole Fork

MRK on the rappel in Pothole Fork

MRK on the rappel in Pothole Fork

Pasture is a classic White Roost Canyon. The canyon is quite beginner friendly, having relatively short rappels, and moderate downclimbs that can be well spotted. Although the technical slot section is somewhat short, it offers some great scenery. The standard exit is an improbable route that winds sinuously up from the canyon floor using several sets of cowboy moki steps. Classic! Pasture Canyon is not to be missed if you are looking for a beginner friendly canyon or are just out for a casual day.

Looking for a bit of a challenge? Hardcore canyoneers can up the difficulty by ascending the west fork. Beware, though, it is a bit tricky and only recommended to advanced canyoneers or climbers. (Exposed climbing to 6 m ( 20 ft. ))

As a bonus, the Pothole Fork provides a very short side trip to round out the day, or as an after dinner canyon if your camping in the area. Note, getting to the Pothole Fork requires a high clearance vehicle.

MRK Downclimbing into pothole #2 in pothole fork.

MRK Downclimbing into pothole #2 in pothole fork.

End of slot!

End of slot!

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Pothole Fork of Pasture Canyon

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