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This is a very untouched climbing area or rather unknown, full of FA's. The rock is blocky granite with alot of moss because the area receives steady rain in the spring and fall. Current sites covering bouldering at Hatcher Pass are www.akclimber.com, run by Todd Helgeson.
From Anchorage drive north on the Glenn Highway, 30 minutes, to Palmer. Continue through two stop lights, prior to ascending the large hill, that leaves Palmer. Keep following the Glenn to N. Palmer Fishhook Rd., which will be on the left hand side, approximately 2 miles from the 1st stop light. You will take this for 30 minutes. Drive parallel to the Little Susitna river up to the "Mother Lode Lodge" take the sharp U-turn, head up the hill for a few hundred yards, then take the easy-to-miss, sharp right up a single gravel road,you will see the Archangel Rd. sign. Continue on this past a river and then over a bridge. The climbing begins approximately 3.75 miles up. The bouldering starts at the Aldershade Boulders(marked by a large cairn on the right side of the road) on the right hand side, hidden by view, but right off the side of the road, around mile 1.75 from the start of Archangel Road. A 4x4 is required if you want to drive past the Reed Lakes Trailhead parking lot, which is approximately 2.5 miles up the road from the start.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hatcher Pass:
Chickenhead 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 75' Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Monolith
Local Motion 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 150' Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Monolith
Snowflake 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 150' Reed Lakes Bouldering and C... : SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
Physical Attraction 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90' Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Zulu Wall
Orangutan Overhang 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 250' Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Monolith
Thin As Ice 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 130' Reed Lakes Bouldering and C... : SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
Zulu Warrior 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100' Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Zulu Wall
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Zulu Warrior 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Zulu Wall
Start at the base of a flake and follow it up to the slab and the first bolt. Follow the right-hand line of bolts from there to the top. Don't be intimidated by the bulge at the end, the route goes just fine either direct, to the left, or to the right. Remember to stem....[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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