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Anchor Point Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Location: 59.7772, -151.82111 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, Dommelhiemer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jared LaVacque on Apr 21, 2010  with updates from sasquatch
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Description 

An excellent, yet orphaned, granite glacial erratic boulder on the Kenai Peninsula, north west of Homer.

Getting There 

The Anchor Point Boulder is approximately 16 miles north of Homer, or 200 miles away from Anchorage on the Sterling Highway. Travel to Anchor Point on the Sterling Highway, and turn left(if coming from Anchorage), or right(if coming from Homer), on North Fork Road and park on the right side of the guard rail pull-off of the North Fork River. Walk right, and downhill(and down river...south) for a few(or 20 minutes in the summer, due to Alders) along the river itself, towards the two wood/log houses, until you see a tundra coated(the down climb backside) of the Anchor Point boulder. The climbing is on the southeast and southwest faces. Cross the river and enjoy.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 11.9 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: The Anchor Point Boulder South Face
The Anchor Point Boulder South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: The Anchor Point Boulder Southeast Face
The Anchor Point Boulder Southeast Face
Rock Climbing Photo: The Anchor Point Boulder Southwest Face
The Anchor Point Boulder Southwest Face
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Jared Lavacque on Iceburg SLim V3
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Anne Freudenthal on The Event Horizon
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Natalie on Iceburg Slim

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By sarcasm
Feb 24, 2013
There's easier access by pulling into a dirt drive off the Sterling Highway. I think it's like the first drive (driving south) on the left just past the Thanks for Visiting Anchor Point sign. There's a bunch of no trespassing signs that are easily ignored. Just walk downhill and you're at the boulder. Hooray...
By Josh Krebiehl
May 19, 2013
I would not advise anyone try to access the boulder by the "short cut". Take it from a guy who was kindly reminded that bullets may fly if people keep trespassing.

I looked into the land ownership and It seems like the boulder is on private property. Maybe I talk with the owner of the land should be in order so no one gets hurt trying to climb a rock.
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
May 19, 2013
Access is sensitive. DO NOT circumvent the river crossing to make access easier. The owner has released his dogs to shake up people who walk bordering their property next to the river. Just bushwack and wade across.
By sasquatch
Apr 27, 2015
Does anyone have a copy of the original Topo from Shitfly Climbing? The site is not longer available.
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Apr 27, 2015
I have a copy of the original topo if anyone wants it. Just PM me.
By JSchloem
From: Homer, AK
Nov 7, 2015
Does anyone have any more recent info on the access to this location? It seems that the actual parcel that the boulder is located on belongs to "Hunt Investment Companies" so thats promising, but access to the boulder totally puts you through private property.
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Nov 7, 2015
The access coming across the field from the bridge, per the initial instructions should still be legal. It is a pain in the ass however, depending on the temperament of the river. And, there is a back way, if you know where to park and, so you end up dropping down behind the boulder. Surprisingly enough, the land owners on adjacent properties are friendly if you approach them and don't make assumptions.Also, there are a few locals who could fill you in on that and live in Homer.

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