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Juneau Rock Climbing 


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Near Mendenhall Glacer. May 07.

Description 

Juneau holds several small crags along the road system with a variety of rock and styles of climbing. Everything from bouldering, to sport climbing - even a few trad lines exist. Approaches can be a bit tricky, the rock can be a bit dirty, but the climbs are of fine quality and the locations are almost always incredible. Bring a brush and some bug repellent. For most of the climbs you need no more than ten draws and a 60m rope. Route descriptions will let you know of anything else that may be helpful.

Getting There 

Juneau is accessible only by boat or plane. While it is generally not a climbing destination, if you are visiting it can't hurt to bring along your shoes and a rope. If you are going to be here for the summer, you may want to bring along your rack; the Juneau Ice Field has several impressive granite spires that make for excellent alpine climbs.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Juneau

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Juneau:
Solva Buttress   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Mendenhall Towers
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Featured Route For Juneau
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitches 1&2 overlay

Balancing Act - West Tower 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  AK : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : ... : Mendenhall Towers
Approach: Start on south side of Mendenhall towers, several hundred feet west of Mountaineer's Route start. Start below gully leading out from the large perched basin on the west tower(Tower #1).Climb:P1: Climb 5.7 terrain up gully to intermediate ledge.P2: Climb up through 5.10 offwidth to gain low angle gully system leading to upper faces.Scramble up gully to base of upper faces.P3: Climb 5.8 terrain to gain base of razor-edge flake leading up and leftwards.P4: Follow razor-edge flake, 5...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Rock Climbing Photo: Juneau from the water.  May '07.
Juneau from the water. May '07.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau.  May 07.
Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau. May 07.
Rock Climbing Photo: mt.wrather
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