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The Spur  


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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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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



Weather station 5.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['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]


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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 to the meet the shoulder where the angle relents. Continue climbing on features to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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

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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.

Young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
Young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake