Sphinx Canyon is a true backcountry slot in the heart of The Roost. This shallow drainage has a variety of obstacles to surmount and three unique sections of canyon. There’s a fair amount of hiking required for this one, even with a 4wd vehicle and car shuttle. At one point it’s a very narrow canyon so it’s not recommended for large-frame canyoneers. Advanced natural anchor skills are critical.
Disclaimer: This information could be wrong... canyons change and I’m not perfect. This information is not a substitute for good judgement, experience, competency and self reliance... all of which are required for this canyon. This is a rugged, backcountry canyon, descend it at your own risk. Canyoneering is inherently dangerous, if you decide to attempt Sphinx Canyon don’t exceed your skill level and don’t hold me liable for anything that happens to you.
The Canyon - Rating: 3B III R Longest Rap: ~180' # of Raps: 2-4
Condition Reports for Sphinx
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