Anchorage & South Central Alaska Rock Climbing
Taken from the Glenn Hwy a little ways after Wooki...
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, 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
1,085 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',114],['3 Stars',425],['2 Stars',317],['1 Star',149],['Bomb',56]
Classic Climbing Routes in Anchorage & South Central Alaska
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Alaska
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: Caribou Creek
This is a fun ice route, and a good beginner multipitch route, (big ledges and such). Climb the relatively short pillars and curtains, as well as some very short steps of steeper ice as you follow the climb towards a top out. You can walk back to the road from the top, or rap the route if you're headed further upstream.Pitch 1: WI3. Pitch one climbs a short pillar ~35 or 40ft. This pitch can be steep and hooked out and dinner platey. Belay off a bolted anchor on climbers left. Step 1: 5ft Step 2...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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