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Fairbanks and Vicinity Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This encompasses all rock and ice in the immediate vicinity of Fairbanks

Getting There 

Directions to each area will be provided in the directions to the individual areas surrounding Fairbanks.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

121 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',28],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',13],['5.8',14],['5.9',28],['5.10',26],['5.11',13],['5.12',0],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fairbanks and Vicinity

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fairbanks and Vicinity:
Upper Falls   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Dragonfly Creek
Easy Reach   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Granite Tors : Near Tors: Lizard's Eye
When Free Climbers Wore Hammers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Angel Creek Rocks : Main Rock
Trent Stone   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'    West Grapefruit Rocks : First Crag
Head First   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 25'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Gorilla's Head
Steril   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'    West Grapefruit Rocks : First Crag
Daisy Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Granite Tors : Near Tors: Rock 1
Hole in the Wall   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 60'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Falcon Rock
Giradelli   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 900'    Mount Prindle : Main Wall
Fern Hueco   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'    West Grapefruit Rocks : First Crag
Fern Gully   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'    West Grapefruit Rocks : First Crag
Sandbag   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Twin Towers
Crackbaby   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Crackland
Dead End   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 35'    West Grapefruit Rocks : First Crag
Minor Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Angel Creek Rocks : Main Rock
Teenage Wasteland   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 40'   Angel Creek Rocks : Teenage Area
Bring Your Dancing Shoes   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Crackland
A Grey Day   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 30'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Gorilla's Head
There's Got To Be A Way   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Twin Towers
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Featured Route For Fairbanks and Vicinity
Rock Climbing Photo: Ghirardelli and Thin Mint photo/topo

Giradelli 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AK : Fairbanks and Vicinity : ... : Main Wall
The classic and "most popular" route at Mount Prindle, though I'd guess it sees <5 ascents per season. The line tackles the aesthetic western margin/skyline of the Main Wall (as seen from the approach), and has a number of variation finishes to the final pitches. Rock quality can vary wildly, and bomb-proof belay anchors are in short supply. There is no fixed gear or bolt anchors. If you have any doubts about your ability to navigate through loose/grainy rock, vegetation, gravel, ba...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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By Marcus ko
From: provo,UT
Apr 26, 2015
Hello,
I'm going to school in Utah, but my parents recently moved to Fairbanks. I'm here for a few weeks and was hoping to find some people to climb with. I brought with me some basic gear, but rope and other things were inconvenient to bring. I confidently lead up to 5.10d and follow 5.11's. I am a safe belayer and climber. If this is considered spam I am very sorry, but if your looking for a partner give me a text, call, or email.

Thanks,
Marcus

208-420-5033
mrcsko@yahoo.com

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