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Elevation: 5,066 ft
GPS: 37.43995, -110.81459
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Description Suggest change

The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 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 Suggest change

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Glen Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 8
Tranquility Lunge
Boulder
V1 5
 5
Fat Dad's Day Off - Fat Dad Boulder
Boulder
V2 5+
 6
Ebony
Boulder
V2 5+
 10
Flight
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Spina Bifida
Boulder
V4 6B
 6
Kopavi Mantle
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Reverse Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Sea of Tranquilty
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Yéego
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Mrs. Balbricker
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Hueco Wall
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
The Ring Breaker
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 5
"Old Timer's Route"
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
The Bishop
Trad 3 pitches
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
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Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tranquility Lunge Big Water Boulders > … > Tranquility Area > Tranquility Base Boulder
 8
V1 5 Boulder
Fat Dad's Day Off - Fat Dad… Big Water Boulders > … > 1. The Moon > One Small Step Area
 5
V1 5 Boulder
Ebony Big Water Boulders > … > C. White Streak… > 1. White Streak Boulder
 6
V2 5+ Boulder
Flight Big Water Boulders > … > A. 1st Rdside P… > 1. Begay Boulder
 10
V2 5+ Boulder
Spina Bifida Big Water Boulders > … > Sangre Area > 2. Spina Bifida Boulder
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Kopavi Mantle Big Water Boulders > … > Roof Area > Roof Boulder
 6
V4 6B Boulder
Reverse Traverse Big Water Boulders > … > Roof Area > Roof Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Sea of Tranquilty Big Water Boulders > … > Tranquility Area > Tranquility Base Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Yéego Big Water Boulders > … > A. 1st Rdside P… > 1. Begay Boulder
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Mrs. Balbricker Big Water Boulders > … > D. 2nd Rdside P… > Planet of the Apes Area
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Hueco Wall Lake Powell > Escalante Arm > Main Escalante Channel
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Ring Breaker Lake Powell > Bullfrog Bay Area > Bowns & Long Canyon
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
"Old Timer's Route" Big Water Area > Three Amigos Area > Steve's Tower
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
The Bishop Lake Powell > Hite Area > N Wash
 8
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
[Redacted] Lake Powell > Hite Area > N Wash
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad 2 pitches
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