The handrail at Dino Head.
A very nice area that escapes a little of the noise that the highway is notorious for. Can be very windy however so bring a shell even on a warm day. Typically you are the only one hanging out with the goats on this crag. The rock type is typical of the Seward Highway with loose rock being common. Most stuff around the area is bolted so trad gear isn't necessary but on a few climbs. A gorgeous view somewhat makes up for the wind and noise!
Mile 8.5 after the Weigh Station. Park in the turnout on the Turnagin Arm side of the highway that is just past the 106 mile post. About 85 feet west of mile marker 106 is a very faint trail heading up into the woods. Follow this up until you hit a maintenance trail. Take your first left off this trail (It is in a large clearing) heading up and west until you reach the cable handrail. Routes will be listed in their relation to this handrail.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
22 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',2]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dino Head:
Dino Later 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Dino Who? 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Chop Shop 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
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Dino Who? 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a AK
: Seward Highway
: Dino Head
Near the left end of the cliff, locate the dramatically overhanging green-and-purple colored corner. Technical stemming, palming, counter-pressure and layback moves will get you up one of the finer routes on the highway. Very steep, and each move gets harder until the crux finale. Lots of cool moves packed into one short route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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