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Interior Alaska/Alaska Range Rock Climbing 


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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 83.0 miles from here

73 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Interior Alaska/Alaska Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Interior Alaska/Alaska Range:
Messner Couloir   AI2     Ice, Alpine, 5000'   Denali National Park : Denali
South East Ridge   WI2     Ice, Alpine, 3600'   Denali National Park : Mt. Francis
West Ridge   AI1-2     Ice, Alpine, 4000'   Delta Range : White Princess
Japanese Couloir        Alpine, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Barrill
Shaken not Stirred   WI5 M5     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
West Face Couloir   WI4+ M4 PG13     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 20 pitches, 4000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
West Buttress        Alpine, 12500'   Denali National Park : Denali
Ham & Eggs   WI4 M4     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
The West Rib        Alpine, 9200'   Denali National Park : Denali
The Harvard Route   WI3 M6 C1     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 30 pitches, 4000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   Denali National Park : Denali
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : Middle Troll
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : The Throne
Southwest Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 3600'   Denali National Park : Mt. Francis
South West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4     Mixed, Alpine, 4100'   Denali National Park : Peak 11,300
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 6000'   Denali National Park : Mt Hunter
Goldfinger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 2000'   Ruth Gorge : The Stump
West Face   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 150'   Little Switzerland : The Plunger
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Rock Climbing Photo: The iconic North Buttress of Mount Hunter

The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2  AK : Denali National Park : Mt Hunter
---------- HISTORY ----------In a range full of incredible mountains and world class routes, the North Buttress of Mount Hunter is perhaps the most iconic stage for cutting edge alpine triumphs.This 6,000' bastion of ice and stone is painted with an exceptionally unique history. Starting in the mid 1970s, a number of the world's foremost alpinists began attempting to climb the North Buttress of Mount Hunter. Most attention was focused on the obvious ice couloir that would later be known as the F...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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