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Anchor Point, Alaska

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Anchor Point, Alaska 


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Location: 59.7772, -151.82111 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, Dommelhiemer, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Jared LaVacque on Apr 21, 2010
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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.

Please see www.shitflyclimbing.com/topos/shit_fly_topos.htm# for entertainingly descriptive explanations of all routes on the boulder.


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Jared LaVacque on Alien Intercourse V3

Alien Intercourse V3 6A  AK : Kenai Peninsula : Anchor Point, Alaska
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The South East wall of Anchor Point.
The South East wall of Anchor Point.
The arete view of the boulder.
The arete view of the boulder.
The south-west wall of Anchor Point.
The south-west wall of Anchor Point.
Nic on Last Caress
Nic on Last Caress
Jared Lavacque on Alien Intercourse V3
Jared Lavacque on Alien Intercourse V3
Anne Freudenthal on The Event Horizon
Anne Freudenthal on The Event Horizon
Jared LaVacque on AP Arete
Jared LaVacque on AP Arete
Natalie on Alien intercourse
Natalie on Alien intercourse
Jared LaVacque on Moth to a Flame V9
Jared LaVacque on Moth to a Flame V9
Natalie on the AP ArÍte
Natalie on the AP ArÍte
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By drmartindell
From: Homer, Ak
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.