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Daniel Hoechst in the Squeeze

The Squeeze
AKA: Segers Hole

San Rafael Swell
Technical Canyoneering

          The Squeeze is easily the best technical slot canyon in the San Rafael Swell. It is also one of the most difficult and not a route for beginners. The canyon slices through the Moroni Slopes and ends with a marvelous plunge into the beautiful Muddy River Gorge. The Squeeze is the drainage for the large bowl located on top of the Moroni Slopes known as Segers Hole.

          The Squeeze is extremely dazzling with sculpted sandstone and never ending water filled potholes. Many of the potholes are referred to a "keeper potholes" because they are extremely difficult to exit.

Circle of Friends:
          The Squeeze 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 up page.

"Circle of Friends"

One of many potholes Team work is the name of the game!

General Information:
          The Squeeze is a technical canyoneering adventure. The Squeeze requires complete technical gear. The technical portion of the canyon consists of wading, swimming, downclimbing, rappels, pothole thrashing and plenty of fun. This route is suggested for experienced canyoneers only. The route contains several keeper potholes.

          The canyon contains numerous bolted anchors; some of the anchors are of questionable quality so use caution. If you must replace a bolt, do a skillful job. Please do not add additional bolts to this canyon, it contains all the bolts required.

          A GPS is extremely useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate to difficult. The route involves several miles of cross-country navigation and route finding through rock bands.

          The Squeeze is rated 4B III using the Canyon Rating System. 
This canyon has a high flash flood danger, check the local weather report before entering this canyon.

Dave Gutzman on Rappel Hank Moon dangling

Trailhead Information:
          The Squeeze has two popular trailheads; both have their good and bad points. Any car during good weather can access the trailheads. I describe the good and bad of both trailheads and you can make your own decision on which is best.

Approach Routes:
          The Squeeze has two has two popular approach routes known as the Standard Approach and the Miners Approach; both have their good and bad points. Any car during good weather can access the trailheads. I detail both approach routes and you can choose the route that best suits your needs.

Video:
          Enjoy a short video from The Squeeze. This video is provided courtesy of Summitseeker. Direct link to the video on YouTube.

 

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