White Roost

Last Candition: April 2, 2011


5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 19, 2019

A great canyon with some beginner-friendly stemming, dark narrows, and one pothole of water that was stemmed over by all in our party but 1. (Me)

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 28, 2017

East Fork: Excellent canyon! Down climbed the first two raps, and hand lined the 4th rap. The only water in the canyon is under the 4th rappel. My group easily stemmed over the last pool. All of the anchors looked okay.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 12, 2015

Very muddy. A great canyon but is nicer when the mud gets washed out.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 14, 2015

East Fork: there are four anchors set up, all in excellent condition. Two pools, both avoidable, but the last one is the toughest to avoid, but still easy to avoid if you stay on rappel for a bit.

West Fork: The one mandatory rappel is set up well, but one of the anchor points needs the webbing replaced. Dry.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 30, 2014

A little bit of mud that will be dried up in a few days. Last rappel goes into only water of the trip, chest deep pool. Can be avoided with some difficult stemming.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 6, 2013

This canyon was mostly dry, with a few pools still existing. With some careful stemming, the pools may be avoided. Those of short stature may have difficulty stemming in the widest section. The deepest pool was approximately 4.5-5 feet deep at center, and rather smelly. A wet suit is not needed, but I would advise bringing a dry change of clothes and keeping it in a dry bag. There was evidence of a recent flash flood thru this canyon, though little water remains. The canyon is still muddy in sections.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 9, 2013

The pool at the end was thigh deep, but otherwise any water was avoidable. The exit route was fairly well cairned. The approach trail(s) are also quite well defined, though there are several options that split and rejoin. The road was in good condition.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 10, 2013

Anchors good. Last rap/exit has water up to your waist that was cold, and unavoidable. Good down climbs that you can belay/spot.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 26, 2012

Fun Canyon. The 2 pools at the end were waist deep, but not too dirty. The anchors were in good shape. We only used a couple of them though, we downclimbed everything else. This canyon has some fantastic downclimbs!

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4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 5, 2012

No water in the canyon...All raps were in good shape.


The canyon below the horse exit was amazing! Gorgeous!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 28, 2011

The main fork of White is a great half day canyon. All anchors in great shape and the last rappel ends in a pool that is currently about waist deep. Half of our party was able to stem over it. The horse trail climb out is heavily cairned and there are more ATV tracks at the top of the climb out :>(

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 2, 2011

Main Fork White Roost, only one pool at the end but it is SKANK and waist deep, anchors good.