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Little Switzerland Rock Climbing 


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Overlooking the Pika Basecamp from the Lost Marsup...

Register with the NP Mountaineering Headquarters in Talkeetna, AK before climbing in the park!

Description 

Beautiful alpine rock climbing area on the Pika Glacier in Denali NP. Stellar granite in a true alpine environment offer great climbing at a variety of difficulties.

Getting There 

Air Taxi from Talkeetna. Approaches are short from Pika basecamp. A hike/float out is very possible for packrafters and a classic Alaskan adventure. In short - Pika glacier to Exit Pass to the Granite Glacier to Wildhorse Pass to the Tokositna River and float to Talkeetna (2 long or 3 average days)

Climbing Season



Weather station 50.6 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',23],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',4],['5.8',9],['5.9',5],['5.10',15],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['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 Little Switzerland

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Switzerland:
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Middle Troll
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   The Throne
West Face   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 150'   The Plunger
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Featured Route For Little Switzerland
Rock Climbing Photo: The South Face of the Middle Troll

South Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AK : Denali National Park : ... : Middle Troll
Follow blocky terrain (trending right) with short steep sections aiming for the obvious crack just below/left of the summit. Route finding is a challenge lower, but it all leads to a super splitter, perfect-width hand crack. A couple of short cruxy sections lead to ledges below the summit. Rap anchors are set for double lines and are easy to locate....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Little Switzerland Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Skiing back down to camp after a little stroll up ...
Skiing back down to camp after a little stroll up ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Royal Tower from the Lost Marsupial
The Royal Tower from the Lost Marsupial
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp on the Pika with a sunny Foraker in the dista...
Camp on the Pika with a sunny Foraker in the dista...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the Dragon Spine from low on the Pika G...
Looking at the Dragon Spine from low on the Pika G...
Rock Climbing Photo: Glacier camp life
Glacier camp life

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