South Fork of Robbers Roost |

Robbers Roost

Canyoneering South Fork of Robbers Roost - Robbers Roost Canyoneering South Fork of Robbers Roost
Robbers Roost

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TICKS & TODOS: 13 Todo Lists / 0 Ticks
LENGTH: 4-6 hours
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear, Ascending Gear, Several short ropes. (< 10 m ( 33 ft. ))
RAPPELS: 5 to 60 m ( 197 ft. )
WATER: Generally little or none.
Thu Hi:57 Lo:40 Fri Hi:65 Lo:40 Sat Hi:73 Lo:43 Sun Hi:75 Lo:48 Mon Hi:68 Lo:49
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Many have told me of the incredible beauty of the South Fork of Robbers Roost over the years. I first visited in 2006, descending the route described here and would agree; it is a magical place. For canyoneers with ascending skills, this makes a fantastic 1/2 or full day adventure. The drops are all relatively easy to ascend, and the canyons itself has a charming, easy-going feel. Keep in mind, SFRR is not like many of the other canyons in the area. It is narrow, but not a tight slot by any means. If you are looking for tight slots, or challenging down climbs, look elsewhere.

Below the technical section, a long stretch of canyon provides the ambitious with hiking opportunities before re-ascending back out. The South Fork is a very beginner friendly adventure for beginners with ascending skills. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera on my first trip, and poor weather on the second trip, so the pictures don't give a good feel for the beauty of the place.

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