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06/21/2021
Did little blue down to Ralston chockstone and then back up the West Fork. 12.5 miles. 105 degrees.

05/29/2021

05/15/2021
Only did Little Blue John. Need to go back for the full send! Amazing canyon!

04/25/2021
H2, SW, TC, ER, EA, AH, EH. We did Little Blue John and up the Main Fork. I would NOT reco this ever again for myself. Even bela said it was sketchy and stupid to do the upclimbs and i fully agree. Crazy hard. Instead do Little Blue John then explore up the main fork as far a ability allows, then return via the short Little Blue exit. OR consider going down blue john and out the LBJ exit.

03/07/2021
Little Blue Fork with Mariana

11/17/2020

10/10/2020

09/29/2020
Little Blue John

05/24/2020
Dana bday canyon! Went with Dana, JaM, Dane, Lara, Mike, and Shae. Botch of a sand hike out though

05/16/2020
We went down Little Blue John and up the West Fork. Little Blue is a really pretty canyon. Reminds me of Antelope Canyon in spots. The rappels are all scenic and memorable. I thought this fork was pretty short and left me wanting more. We continued down to the West Fork exit to make the adventure a little longer. There were a few easy up-climbs. The day felt more like a canyon hike than normal technical canyoneering. I would like to try one of the longer forks or lower Blue John or both! This route took us just over 4 hours with a lunch break.

05/13/2020
- Little Blue to Main Fork exit. - want to explore up main fork as exit

03/25/2020
Little blue! Great intro to canyoneering with Matt. Short and fun!

03/06/2020
Fun canyon, great raps, not too narrow, went down Little Blue John and up West Fork. West Fork up climbs was more fun than expected and doable by all in our party.

11/15/2019
Kevin and BK.

05/28/2019
Did bike to the BJ main fork then went to the Horseshoe Canyon trail head. Encountered thunderstorms and heavy rain. Epic day.

05/03/2019
Did with Doug

01/01/2019
2019 with Cody one of my favorites

11/22/2018

09/29/2018

07/13/2018
Did LBJ down main and all the way out horseshoe. Beyond beautiful, and we didn't see a single person the entire trip save for passing a vehicle on the drive back to the highway. Recent rains meant lots of water in the lower slots. The deepest pool went at least waist deep, but all could be navigated carefully to no more than knee deep. Clay at the bottom of the pools made each downclimb slower as our footing became slicker. Hike out was nice at least, as the washes were damp enough to have packed sand, and we passed by several families of curious burros. Overall an unforgettable outing.

05/27/2018

05/01/2018

04/29/2018
Little Blue

03/30/2018
Started at Little Blue Trailhead. (Dan and I) Went down Little Blue (dry), up Middle Fork. Stemming would be difficult for weaker members, a couple of exposed stems about 15 -20 feet off the canyon floor. After, we went down East fork. Ran into two cows. We were thinking of doing squeeze fork, but due to time did not. East fork had pools (were very cold). Required some buddy assists. After the slots it punches out to a wide wash. Hiked down canyon to the confluence with Blue John. Hiked up West Fork. Got back to the car as the sun was setting.

03/17/2018

03/16/2018

03/11/2018
Little Blue John

10/15/2017
Went down little West Fork to Confluence and up main Fork to repel point back down Main fork and it exited via West Canyon to the road. Camped at Sand pipes

10/06/2017
Went down Little Blue John which was beautiful and then ascended the Main Fork which was hard work (but fun!). Glad the two groups we met descending the main fork were after we'd finished ascending! Not much room for passing! Also amused that they both asked us if they were in Main Fork. One 20m pool in the Main Fork about thigh deep. Doesn't look like it is going anywhere soon.

08/11/2017

05/20/2017
Full Blue John via Little Blue John was amazing. A long day, but the canyons were spectacular.

04/15/2017
Main fork - west fork with bike shuttle (5 hrs)

04/15/2017
We went down little blue john and continued down the wash to the Ralston chockstone and reversed up canyon to the main fork where we up climbed the canyon and returned to the car in about 8 hours. The middle fork was completely dry and there was a few shallow pools past the Ralston chockstone.

04/05/2017
long hike out, but worth it

03/17/2017
Down Little Blue, up Blue John Proper

Val
10/30/2016
West Fork & Little Blue, nice canyons to do in colder weather.

10/14/2016
Climbing out of Horseshoe Canyon took 2-3 hours with 14 of us climbing out!

09/18/2016
LBJ down WF up

08/08/2016

05/28/2016
Did Little Blue John. Slot sections were beautiful. Team: Dylan, Todd, Megan, Logan, Lily, Jamin, Jonnah, Kyle.

05/24/2016
We tried to find the arm!!! haha, great canyon! Super beautiful!

05/07/2016
Was our first canyon out in the roost. Fun. Didn't realize this is where 127hours happened.

04/09/2016
We did all 5 forks, down little blue john, up main, over to squeeze fork, down east to confluence of main and up west. took us about 9 hours only 1-120 ft rope was needed

04/06/2016

04/02/2016
Brought a saw just in case...

04/01/2016
1st canyon in the Roost. Descended Little Blue and ascended the Middle Fork. Nice narrows in the middle. Got a work out climbing up.

03/19/2016
Little Blue

11/01/2015
Squeeze Fork w MW, last rap in the dark, missed a turn on the exit. return to TH about 4am.

10/16/2015
We went down the East fork and climbed back up the Main fork. Water up to hips at some spots. East fork is my favorite canyon so far.

08/14/2015

04/03/2015
Descended east fork and ascended main fork. Enjoyed the main fork narrows - beautiful. Up climbing was tough, but a great time. Group of 4 with Kelton, Connor, and Sean.

03/14/2015

11/10/2014
Did the whole hike through Blue John to the Great Gallery. Awesome day, very tired by the end, over 13.5 miles of hiking

11/05/2014
First time in robbers roost.

10/18/2014

05/18/2014

05/06/2014

07/13/2012

06/01/2012

04/01/2012

05/21/2011
Complete Main Fork, out Horseshoe

03/29/2011
With Dennis and Carlos after the adventure race. Amamzing trip but was a tough drive home after the full 17-mile day!

10/23/2010
West Fork to Main Fork and back...

04/01/2010

03/11/0021

03/11/0021
fun


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