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Glen Canyon Rock Climbing 

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The Glen Canyon NRA is an immense area that spans from northern Arizona all the way up to the Canyonlands National Park, and from near Escalante all the way to the Goosenecks near Mexican Hat. Before the dam was completed in 1963, there were hundreds of miles of canyons that no doubt contained some incredible climbs and other magical adventures. The canyons are long since flooded, but there is still a tremendous opportunity for remote adventures here. A little exploration goes a long way out here in the desolation of the high desert. Notable areas are the Escalante region and the Waterpocket Fold, the canyons of the San Juan River, and north one has the Dirty Devil, Rock Canyon, Andy Miller Flats, and the magnificent gorge of Cataract Canyon.

Getting There 

The established climbs are in the Escalante area (Willow Canyon), and atop Andy Miller Flats. There are unclimbed towers and spires in this vast area, but you must put your adventure hat on to find them.

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Weather station 5.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Broken Bow Arch

Broken Bow Arch 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  UT : Lake Powell : Glen Canyon
Broken Bow Arch is located in a very remote area. It is approximately 250' in height and can be found nestled in Willow Canyon. You will find excellent canyon hiking opportunities in this area in addition to an unlimited supply of exploration and adventure.The route on Broken Bow Arch follows the southern skyline and is rated 5.8. Begin with some easy face climbing to reach a ledge and a short crack (5.7). Follow this crack to another small ledge (5.8+) before proceeding up a 5.6 groove to a la...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Float trip on the Dirty Devil. Photo by Randall We...
Float trip on the Dirty Devil. Photo by Randall We...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Middle Finger atop Andy Miller Flats
The Middle Finger atop Andy Miller Flats
Rock Climbing Photo: Cruisin'
Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Rock has a weakness...or I do
Lone Rock has a weakness...or I do
Rock Climbing Photo: Broken Bow Arch
Broken Bow Arch
Rock Climbing Photo: High desert at sunset
High desert at sunset

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