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Interior Alaska/Alaska Range

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Interior Alaska/Alaska Range 


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Description 

The Interior is inclusive of most of the main land-locked regions of the state, not bordered by coasts. The largest city in the Interior is Fairbanks, which is about 8 hours by car, north of Anchorage. This huge expanse of land includes the Alaska Range, which is where the highest peak in North America is located, Mt.Mckinley/Denali.


Getting There 

Depending on what part of the interior you are travelling to, it might be ideal to land in Fairbanks, or Anchorage International Airport and then bush plane or car.


164 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Interior Alaska/Alaska Range:
Shaken not Stirred   WI5 M5 Steep Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
Ham & Eggs   WI4 M4 Steep Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
The West Rib   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9200'   Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley
South East Ridge   WI2 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3600'   Denali National Park : Mt. Francis
West Buttress   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 12500'   Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : Middle Troll
When Free Climbers Wore Hammers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 110'   Fairbanks Environs: Angel C... : Main Rock
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley
Trent Stone   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 45'   Fairbanks Environs: West Gr... : First Crag
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : The Throne
South West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4 Steep Snow     Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4100'   Denali National Park : 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'   Denali National Park : Mt Hunter
Daisy Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Fairbanks Environs: Granite... : Near Tors: Rock 1
Giradelli   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 900'   Fairbanks Environs: Mount P... : Main Wall
Fern Gully   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 40'   Fairbanks Environs: West Gr... : First Crag
Sandbag   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Fairbanks Environs: East Gr... : Twin Towers
Crackbaby   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Fairbanks Environs: East Gr... : Crackland
Teenage Wasteland   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, Alpine, 40'   Fairbanks Environs: Angel C... : Teenage Area
Bring Your Dancing Shoes   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Fairbanks Environs: East Gr... : Crackland
Goldfinger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 2000'   Ruth Gorge : The Stump
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Featured Route For Interior Alaska/Alaska Range
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

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