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
Spurmicide 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b California
: 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 California
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