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
996 Total Routes
['4 Stars',110],['3 Stars',369],['2 Stars',299],['1 Star',139],['Bomb',56]
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This is a spectacular route with an upper open book that is a must do for fun and unusual moves rarely found in Alaska. The bottom may be a bit confusing due to the millions of bolts, so I'll try and get you on the right path.Start on rock bulge clipping and moving left onto the face. Then continue up into the main dihedral (crux), and follow this up and left till you arrive at the party ledge. Pull yourself up onto this large platform, and clip the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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