White Roost: West fork

Last Candition: April 1, 2011


5 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 19, 2020

My son and I did West Fork White Roost yesterday. It appears that someone did the canyon not that long ago, but when I inspected and yanked on the sling for the chockstone anchor for the big rappel, it shifted with only a moderate tug on the sling

We built a deadman that worked, but it isn't that beefy and if it rained or had a freeze thaw cycle, I'd use extreme caution and test/inspect the anchor thoroughly (which you should always do anyway). There are no rocks left at the level of the rappel or the level above it for anchor material.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 8, 2019

No water, some mud. Route is well cairned in and out. Fun short canyon that would be decent practice for Chambers if you weren't sure of your team

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 25, 2019

West Fork was bone dry and all drops had good anchor points. I didn't read the beta carefully and wasn't expecting the final slanted slot to be as tight as it was. My group rapped the first drop into the final slot and then downclimbed the rest of the way, wrestling our rather large packs through. The climb out the stock trail was nice, though I missed finding the inscriptions that are supposed to be there. A nice guy named Mark from Denver was camped at the TH and saw my group walking toward the road, and kindly drove down and offered us a ride back to my Jeep.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 30, 2017

A little bit of water right at the beginning, but easy to stem over. Anchors are in good condition. Easy, fun, and straight forward canyon

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

Dry, anchors in good shape, slanted slot section always fun.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 19, 2013

We stayed dry. Anchors not needed at two upper pour-offs if you use partner assist.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 28, 2013

Mostly dry, anchors in good shape, a few could easily be downclimbed instead though. There was one pool that could be carefully stemmed over right above the water with a little assistance from you bag if you’re not the tallest of fellows.

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

Anchors in good shape. A lot of anchors/rap points, but most are easily down climbable. There is water, but it can be stemmed/avoided.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 21, 2012

New pothole anchor (deadman) installed E side to access slot from base of upper canyon, all other anchors in good shape. Ankle-deep water for 10', avoidable.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 1, 2011

West Fork White Roost, all water avoidable, anchors good.