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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. From the crest of the ridge follow the trail west for ~ 300 yds to the east face of the formation.


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Climber working up the face on "20 Nuggets for $4.99"

20 Nuggets for $4.99 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Spur
Begin on a small flakey ramp and move left onto large inclusions. From the inclusions work up and right to a large pocket. Continue up the featured face to the anchors just below the summit of The Spur. Be careful of the landing prior to clipping the 1st bolt. A spot would be advisable....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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.
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 outcropping west of the main formations of Texas Canyon.
The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcroppi...
The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After being abused twice this Opuntia stem just keeps bouncing back.
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 Spur from the east.
The Spur from the east.
The Spur.
The Spur.
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.
Where there was one, now there are two. After resc...
Long distance view from The Spur.
Long distance view from The Spur.
Looking good. That stem almost looks like a different stem than the one that was vandalized and broken in half by some thoughtless Texas Canyon visitor.
Looking good. That stem almost looks like a differ...
A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spur.
A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spu...
Wildflowers on the approach to the Spur.
Wildflowers on the approach to the Spur.
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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