Fixe rings anchor at The Spur.
The Spur is an outlaying formation west of the First Corridor and the Egg. It consists of one large pyramid shaped crag and several smaller formations. The largest formation is nearly sixty feet in height. The rock is quite friable and loose even by Texas Canyon standards.
From the base of the Elephant's Head (a.k.a. Hyperion Slab) continue west and over the ridge. Continue to follow the trail west for ~ 300 yds to the east face of the formation.
Climbing Season For the Texas Canyon area.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Spur
The Naked Spur 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : The Spur
From the base of The Spur's west face, below the overhung wall, pull up on pockets and over the bulge to reach a slab. Climb up the slab to a shelf. Continue climbing the bulge on small sharp features and pockets. Positive, but widely spaced pockets and features lead up the steep wall to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
The west face of The Spur.
The southern aspect of the Spur on a clear sunny b...
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom.
Wildflowers on the approach to the Spur.
Opuntia basilaris stem that was rescued and suppor...
Looking good. That stem almost looks like a differ...
The Spur formation in profile.
Where there was one, now there are two. After resc...
Long distance view from The Spur.
A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spu...
The Spur in the distance, from the Heart Wall.
The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcroppi...
The Spur from the hanging valley next to Trenchtow...
The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After bei...
The Spur from high on the road to the south.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Mar 3, 2012
We encountered a young Southern Pacific rattlesnake sunning itself at the base of the east face of The Spur today. I wondered when, with the summer-like weather we're having, our scaley friends would decide it was time to come out of bromination.
Young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake