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Denali National Park 


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 63.0649, -151.17191 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Kahiltna Peaks with Foraker in the distance, f...
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Description 

Denali National Park is home to the tallest mountain in North America. Denali stands tall at 20,320 feet. Denali NP is also home to the Alaska Range and some of the most beautiful and remote walls in the world.


Getting There 

Drive north from Anchorage for 240 miles or south from Fairbanks for 125 miles. You can fly into Denali NP with certain aviation companies.


37 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Denali National Park:
Japanese Couloir   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Barrill
Shaken not Stirred   WI5 M5 Steep Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
The West Rib   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9200'   Mt. McKinley
Ham & Eggs   WI4 M4 Steep Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
South East Ridge   WI2 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3600'   Mt. Francis
West Buttress   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 12500'   Mt. McKinley
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : The Throne
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : Middle Troll
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   Mt. McKinley
South West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4 Steep Snow     Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4100'   Peak 11,300
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2 Steep Snow     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6000'   Mt Hunter
Goldfinger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 2000'   Ruth Gorge : The Stump
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Aden and Paul doing the West Face Couloir, early May, 2010.  The temperature at basecamp was -15F that morning!  Sorry to not have found out surnames, hopefully a temporary omission. <br /> <br />Photo by Scott Visscher

West Face Couloir WI4+ M4 Steep Snow PG13  AK : Denali National Park : ... : Mt. Huntington
INTRODUCTIONThe easiest way to the summit is a major variation of the Harvard Route. Of course, it is not easy. Early senders of West Face Couloir surely pulled off one of best ice-climbs of their day, sans summit. HISTORYThe scariest part of West Face Couloir is getting to the summit via the Harvard Route. In 1965, the first ascent party lost a member to a mysterious rappel accident while descending the "Mountain of My Fear. Afterward, bad luck seemed to befall others, even a...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Denali National Park Slideshow Add Photo
Dried, cracked, and painful fingers after a month on the glaciers.
Dried, cracked, and painful fingers after a month ...
JB on upper snowfield to gain the Nettle-Quirk Couloir West Face of Mt. Huntington 1993.
JB on upper snowfield to gain the Nettle-Quirk Cou...
Denali National Park, Sultana Pk. (aka Mt. Foraker)
Denali National Park, Sultana Pk. (aka Mt. Foraker...
Starting the Nettle - Quirk Couloir Mt. Huntington West Face.
Starting the Nettle - Quirk Couloir Mt. Huntington...
View of the west ridge of Mt. Hunter. This was taken from atop a ridge of Mt. Foraker.
View of the west ridge of Mt. Hunter. This was tak...
Jeff Burton on the Harvard route west face Mt Huntington 1994.
Jeff Burton on the Harvard route west face Mt Hunt...
Denali National Park
Denali National Park
Alan Long on the East Buttress of the Citadel (V 5.9 A3) in the Kichatna Spires, Alaska. Photo by Andrew Embick.
Alan Long on the East Buttress of the Citadel (V 5...
J. Burton, G. Child & M. Kennedy waiting for a ride on the Tokositna Glacier 1993.
J. Burton, G. Child & M. Kennedy waiting for a rid...
The AMS Fork off of the main Eldridge glacier in mid September.
BETA PHOTO: The AMS Fork off of the main Eldridge glacier in m...
traveling in style after the climb, beautiful downtown Talkeetna
traveling in style after the climb, beautiful down...
Andy Carson leading the crux on the FA of the Wyoming Rib variation_ Denali South Buttress_ May 1988
BETA PHOTO: Andy Carson leading the crux on the FA of the Wyom...
Panoramic view of the Range from Talkeetna
Panoramic view of the Range from Talkeetna
A view of Denali, as seen from the Kahiltna Basecamp.
A view of Denali, as seen from the Kahiltna Baseca...
Denali from Stony Dome.
Denali from Stony Dome.
Camp for Denali
Camp for Denali
The TAT "Otter"
The TAT "Otter"
KIA - Kahiltna International Airport
KIA - Kahiltna International Airport
TAT plane, note the 1954.  If only they made things how they use to.
TAT plane, note the 1954. If only they made thing...
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BETA PHOTO: please email denaliresearchproject@gmail.com for m...
Jeff Burton upper part of The Harvard route on Mt Huntington.
Jeff Burton upper part of The Harvard route on Mt ...
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