BBB or Big Bad Ben --has one very good section of canyon, and then a few cute narrows, and... and... it makes for a pleasant day out. The technical part is short. Some stemming and climbing, some nice bits, a pretty good rappel (careful with that anchor, please - no boltage)... But the good part is so short, it does not give much bang for the buck.
Could tag Chambers on the way out.
Park a car at the end of the road, as for Chambers. Walk or drive back 2.0 miles, then head northwest to the edge of the canyon. Find a place to slip over the edge and into the bottom of the drainage. Follow it down for 1-1/2 miles to where it drops into a canyon coming in from the right. Follow the rim of the new canyon up-canyon until you can drop into the wash easily. Pad up and enter the canyon.
Continue downcanyon. The good bit is quite short.
Continue downcanyon about 2 miles to where a major canyon comes in from the left, almost within sight of the Dirty Devil River. This is Chambers. Climb up on the bench (left), then follow the Chambers Exit directions to get back to the top.
Up on top, you should be near your car. Either walk back to camp (2.0 miles), or grab your car spot.
A printable canyon descriptionand map you can take with you.
Robbers Roost: Driving Map to Chambers and BBB
Click on any map to browse a larger view,then right-click to save and print.
Big Bad Ben, White Roost Area
I descended Big Bad Ben in November 2006 with Steve Ramras and family and friends. He suggested the name Big Bad Ben to honor his friend Ben, who had just gotten out of the pen. The canyon was listed on the project map as "BBB".