Glaucoma Canyon - Lake Powell

aka: Best Slot

Lake Powell
Technical Canyoneering

          Glaucoma is a technical slot canyon located on Lake Powell. This slot canyon is part of the Warm Springs Canyon System. Glaucoma is suitable for highly skilled and experienced canyoneers only.

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General Information:
Glaucoma is a technical canyoneering adventure suitable for highly skilled canyoneers. The route is rated 4A X III using the Canyon Rating System. Glaucoma requires complete technical gear. A GPS is useful and good map reading skills are essential.

          There are no bolted anchors in this canyon, let's preserve this feature. Many canyoneers before you have descended this canyon without placing bolts, so please play fair. You might need to locate and construct natural anchors which is moderately difficult in this canyon.

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          If you attempt this canyon, every member of your group must be a highly skilled canyoneer and rock climber. This canyon is deadly for beginners. Glaucoma is NOT suitable for the general canyoneering public. Errors in technique or judgment will likely result in serious injury or death. Do not underestimate the difficulty and danger of descending this canyon. A rescue in this canyon would be hazardous and extremely troublesome.

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Trailhead Information:
          Glaucoma does not require a vehicle shuttle. Four wheel drive is required to access this trailhead. This area is criss-crossed with roads. Stay on the road described until told to turn off of it. Not all roads described are noted on the USGS map.

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