Deep Water Dry Tooling 2

In the summer months ice climbers begin to get withdrawals and their minds begin to wander, but Aaron Mulkey begins his training for the upcoming winter season. Lake Powell is known for its warm waters and incredible scenery, but not for its amazing Deep Water Dry Tooling.

I want everyone to know, the walls being climbed are typically under water and the rock is very weak sandstone since it’s usually under water. When the damn was built it filled up over 1,500 miles of canyon walls with water. Because these walls are typically underwater the algae growth on the surface of the rock makes it nearly impossible to climb with your hands. Each time these walls go under water they shed rock and grow more algae. The rock above water line is much better and we do not climb on those with tools.

Aaron Mulkey
Kelly Dedel Mulkey

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