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Because it's there Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Andrew Krosbakken on Jun 24, 2009  with updates from The Shocker
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The routes on the Because it's there wall


From the pass it is right behind the Nunatak. There is information about the routes in the Snowbird hut.

Getting There 

Heading up the glacier from the hut, this wall is on the right, the nunatak is on the left. Approach requires climbing 50 to 150 feet of loose rock depending on snow levels. Rockfall is common. Getting to the base of the routes can be dangerous, it's a bit more that walking up snowfields.

Climbing Season

For the Hatcher Pass area.

Weather station 15.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Because it's there Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Because it's there Wall:
Alaskan Vermin   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Alaskan Vermin 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Because it's there Wall
This route should be considered fairly serious, there are many loose blocks and marginal fixed gear. Pitch one: This pitch is the money pitch and by far the best pitch on the route. climb a flake feature into the sustained hand crack that leads to a one bolt and slung chock stone anchor. Pitch two: This pitch rallies up some some fingery layback, remember to reach right for some compression moves. Be VERY careful of the huge loose block on the top of this. It ends on a nice ledge. Pitch three: 5...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 7, 2013
Andrew, what's the rock quality like?
By The Shocker
Nov 11, 2014
BIT wall faces east and get sun until early afternoon. The approach and descent can be very dangerous depending on the snow cover. At least 50, and sometimes as much as 150 feet of freshly exposed, loose choss must be climbed to get to the start of the established routes. This also must be descended, sometimes by abseiling off of a slung boulder. Rockfall is common from the lower exposed choss. Overall rock quality is great, with the exception of the 100 or so feet before the ridge line, as is common in the area. The best walk off the top is to climbers right.

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