Tinnitus Canyon - Lake Powell

aka: Potholes Fork

Lake Powell
Technical Canyoneering

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

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General Information:
Tinnitus is a technical canyoneering adventure suitable for those who are both physically fit and experienced. The route is rated 4B R II using the Canyon Rating System. Tinnitus 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 an experienced canyoneer and mediocre rock climber. This canyon is deadly for beginners. For those with the required skills this is a fun and moderate adventure. Errors in technique or judgment will likely have serious consequences. 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:
          Tinnitus 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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