Highscalers getting ready to descend into the canyon at the future site of the dam. This photo is dated 1955.
Highscalers getting ready to descend into the canyon at the future site of the dam. This photo is dated 1955.

These guys were gutsy! They’re getting ready to scale the canyon wall at the site of Glen Canyon Dam before there was a dam. They’re standing near the location of the present day Visitor’s Center. The “MM” in the background is a reference to Manson Mesa, the cite of the future town of Page.  I like that one guy is wearing a straw hat. I’m guessing the guy in the hard hat did most of the climbing, if not all of it. This photo was dated 1955 and was part of a Word document someone sent me several years ago.

-Mike

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