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Lake Powell beta posted by Jeremy Freeman


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As with all beta, use the information on this page with caution. Obstacles may change or may be dependent on conditions, as well as group skills and comfort levels. Rap counts may increase if downclimbs get rigged as rappels, anchors may get altered or re-rigged, and conditions will vary. Always be prepared for the unexpected (mental, or physical challenges, or gear needs that you did not anticipate), consider your options, and look for the safest alternative for your group to descend the canyon.

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Condition Reports for Montezuma

  1. Austin Farnworth
    March 21, 2018
    Austin Farnworth



    Skill Level:



    Swimming required


    4-5mm wetsuit

    Group Size:

    5 people

    Total Time:

    1 hour 7 hours

    Montezuma is brim full of water! I was very comfortable in a 5mm wet-suit though two members of our group did not wear a wet-suit at all and made it through a bit chilled. All of the water in the upper section can be mostly avoided by a skilled stemmer but lower montezuma has multiple swims and wades. The sand trap rappel pothole is dry and there is plenty of sand to work with there.

    Posted Mar 22, 2018
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