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The Spur

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Description

The Spur is an outlaying formation west of The Canyon 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 sharp, friable, and loose even by Texas Canyon standards.

Getting There

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.

Routes from Left to Right

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The Spur formation in profile.
[Hide Photo] The Spur formation in profile.
Where there was one, now there are two. After rescuing this Opuntia stem that some twisted soul stabbed with a stick and left to die, someone has, again, tried to destroy it by breaking it in two, with a rock. Now there are two rescues.
[Hide Photo] Where there was one, now there are two. After rescuing this Opuntia stem that some twisted soul stabbed with a stick and left to die, someone has, again, tried to destroy it by breaking it in two,…
Long distance view from The Spur.
[Hide Photo] Long distance view from The Spur.
A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spur.
[Hide Photo] A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spur.
The Spur.
[Hide Photo] The Spur.
The Spur in the distance, from the Heart Wall.
[Hide Photo] The Spur in the distance, from the Heart Wall.
The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcropping west of the main formations of Texas Canyon.
[Hide Photo] The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcropping west of the main formations of Texas Canyon.
Opuntia basilaris stem that was rescued and supported after someone stabbed it with a stick and left it to whither and die. It's looking much better now.
[Hide Photo] Opuntia basilaris stem that was rescued and supported after someone stabbed it with a stick and left it to whither and die. It's looking much better now.
The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After being abused twice this Opuntia stem just keeps bouncing back.
[Hide Photo] The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After being abused twice this Opuntia stem just keeps bouncing back.
The Spur as seen from the main crags
[Hide Photo] The Spur as seen from the main crags
The Spur from high on the road to the south.
[Hide Photo] The Spur from high on the road to the south.
The Spur from the east.
[Hide Photo] The Spur from the east.

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Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
[Hide Comment] 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.

Mar 3, 2012