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Glen Canyon Rock Climbing 


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  • Description 

    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

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    Featured Route For Glen Canyon
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Cheesebox

    The Cheesebox Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  UT : Lake Powell : Glen Canyon
    This is a short, loose, uninspiring climb up a cool formation in the middle of nowhere. It’s a fun diversion and another summit (and a funky one at that) to tick if you’re on your way to Mexican Hat.Though total height gained on the route is a couple hundred feet, there's only 30 or 40 feet of actual climbing.The approach is the crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

    Photos of Glen Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
    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
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    Cruisin'
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    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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