Circle of Friends:
aka: Potholes Fork
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.
Tinnitus is part of the "Circle of Friends"
program. Members of the "Circle of Friends"
have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints,
trailhead location and detailed maps. If you
would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign
"Circle of Friends"
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.
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
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.
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.