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Anchorage & South Central Alaska

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Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing  
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Anchorage & South Central Alaska  

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Anchorage, Alaska

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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.

Getting There 

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.

390 Total Routes

['4 Stars',62],['3 Stars',148],['2 Stars',116],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',3]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Anchorage & South Central Alaska :
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Anchorage & South Central I... : Portage
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Candyland   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches, 275'   Anchorage & South Central I... : Seward Highway
Ripple   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 215'   Anchorage & South Central I... : Eklutna Canyon
Butt Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 25'   Pivot Point : Upper Pivot Point
Toto   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches   Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Diamond
Sunshine Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Seward Highway : Sunshine Ridge
Snowflake   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Reed Lakes Bouldering and C... : SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
Physical Attraction   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Zulu Wall
Orangutan Overhang   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Monolith
Pivot Point   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 40'   Pivot Point : Lower Pivot Point
Goat's Head Soup   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Seward Highway : Goats Head Soup
African Dreams    5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Fairangel Gap and Valley : Bill's Wall
Epidemic    5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 50'   Fairangel Gap and Valley : Bill's Wall
Seismic Wave   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Blue Berry Crack   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 50'   Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Green Gully
The Brown Spot   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 120'   Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Green Gully
Thief Among Us   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport   The Dew Mound
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Alaska
The typical Hatcher Pass rain doesn't ruin any of the fun for Annette, climbing Physical Attraction in Archangel Valley, Alaska.

Physical Attraction 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Zulu Wall
Start either on a shelf above your belayer at the base of an obvious left-facing corner, or work a couple simple face moves directly below said shelf to add a few unnecessary feet to your climb. Climb in the dihedral with great cracks for pro, then move out to the arete as the dihedral deteriorates. There is no walkoff, so be prepared to rappel. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Taken from the Glenn Hwy a little ways after Wookie Wall and the Matsu Glacier ...burr
Taken from the Glenn Hwy a little ways after Wooki...
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