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The Spur Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.51492, -118.40527 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Feb 20, 2012
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This Afternoon

50° | 35°
Saturday

58° | 41°
Sunday

66° | 44°
Monday

63° | 41°
Tuesday

55° | 35°
Wednesday

54° | 35°
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Fixe rings anchor at The Spur.

Description 

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.

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.

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]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Spur
Rock Climbing Photo: Working the moves on "Spurmicide."

Spurmicide 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Spur
A bouldery opening move leads to a large hueco and the 1st bolt. Move up and left on good holds to another deep pocket. Continue up until a traverse right is necessary to gain pockets to pull the bulge. Climb the overhung face on excellent pockets up and right to the shoulder where the angle eases. Continue climbing on features to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The west face of The Spur.
The west face of The Spur.
Rock Climbing Photo: The southern aspect of the Spur on a clear sunny b...
The southern aspect of the Spur on a clear sunny b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom.
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wildflowers on the approach to the Spur.
Wildflowers on the approach to the Spur.
Rock Climbing Photo: Opuntia basilaris stem that was rescued and suppor...
Opuntia basilaris stem that was rescued and suppor...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking good. That stem almost looks like a differ...
Looking good. That stem almost looks like a differ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Spur formation in profile.
The Spur formation in profile.
Rock Climbing Photo: Where there was one, now there are two. After resc...
Where there was one, now there are two. After resc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Long distance view from The Spur.
Long distance view from The Spur.
Rock Climbing Photo: A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spu...
A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spu...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Spur.
The Spur.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Spur in the distance, from the Heart Wall.
The Spur in the distance, from the Heart Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcroppi...
The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcroppi...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Spur from the hanging valley next to Trenchtow...
The Spur from the hanging valley next to Trenchtow...
Rock Climbing Photo: The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After bei...
The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After bei...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Spur from high on the road to the south.
The Spur from high on the road to the south.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Spur from the east.
The Spur from the east.

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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.

Rock Climbing Photo: Young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
Young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake