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Gunsight Bay Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.05809, -111.3452 View Map  Incorrect?
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This bay is named after Gunsight Butte. The Butte is its most prominent feature rising to an elevation of 4,678 feet above sea level, and about 1000 feet above Lake Powell. There are many excellent campsites available around Gunsight Bay. Many people like to camp on beaches of the Sand Hills or the Frisbee Islands. More of a crowded area being closer to the Marina.

At high water levels a narrow passage from Gunsight Bay to Padre Bay can exist in the northern part of the canyon.

Getting There 

This is located about 19 miles uplake from Wahweap Bay. Head east through Sand Hills channel and take a left going north at green buoy 17.

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Rock Climbing Photo: A toprope anchor would be easy to set at the top.....

Neffanie 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Utah : Lake Powell : Gunsight Bay
Start this one from a swim or paddle board and look out for crumbly sandstone. Jam the crack all the way up and get ready for a running jump back into the drink. Remember to take a picture from the top before, or even better, AS you jump. Nephanie NEVER misses an opportunity to take a good picture!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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