Anchorage & South Central Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska Postcard picture (not mine).
This area encompasses all of the rock/ice/snow climbing areas in the vicinity of South Central Alaska. The largest city in this region is the Municipality of Anchorage, with approximately 250,000 residents. South Central Alaska includes all areas along the Glenn Highway north/east to Glenallen, along the Seward Highway to Whittier and onto the Parks Highway half way between Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Additional Information about Anchorage and South Central Alaska Climbing:
There is a gym in Anchorage, w.alaskarockgym.com
and also a small gym in Wasilla. There are two guidebooks for sport/trad climbing by Kelsey Gray and a bouldering guide by Todd Helgeson and David Funatake. Todd's site akclimber.com
is a really good resource for bouldering updates and there is a Face Book group for AKclimber as well.
The guidebooks are available at the below links: akclimber.com/guidebook-orderi...
for the bouldering guide alaskarockclimbing.com/
for the route guidebooks, there are two volumes.
Also, to give an idea of the rock at Hatcher Pass, here is a link to the official Trailer of "Falling Forward", which is a video about alpine bouldering in Alaska and will be premiered and released next spring.
If you don't live in the state of Alaska, the best way to get there is via plane, landing at the Ted Stevens International Airport and renting a car.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
911 Total Routes
['4 Stars',103],['3 Stars',330],['2 Stars',268],['1 Star',134],['Bomb',56]
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Zig Zag Route 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b AK
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P1 The first two bolts/chain and a not necessary piton will lead you to the face and past a small pine tree. This first pitch has amazing rock and moves all the way to the anchor 90' high.P2 From the first anchor move on the ledge to the left side of the arete. Keeping left climb straight up to an anchor that is also located on the left side of the arete. Some extendable will cut down on rope drag. You can rappel with a single rope using the anchor of Notoriously Outspoken.P2 Var. Rizza...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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