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Main Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 65.4655, -146.4391 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, Dommelhiemer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Richard Shore on Jul 5, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Mount Prindle climbing areas. Photo by Tobin Petty


The dominating feature within the Mt Prindle climbing area, the Main Wall is nearly 1,000' tall at it's apex and equally wide at it's base. Rock quality runs the gamut from good to bad to gravel and vegetation. Lichen is ever-present, and a pair of sunglasses are an essential part of the rack to keep the flying bits out of your eyes. A wide variety of routes exist on the Main Wall, from the "popular" Ghirardelli on the left end to some big-wall style aid routes on it's right side.

Getting There 

See main page for approach information.

Climbing Season

For the Fairbanks and Vicinity area.

Weather station 35.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Giradelli   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 900'   
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Featured Route For Main Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Ghirardelli and Thin Mint photo/topo

Giradelli 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AK : Fairbanks and Vicinity : ... : Main Wall
The classic and "most popular" route at Mount Prindle, though I'd guess it sees <5 ascents per season. The line tackles the aesthetic western margin/skyline of the Main Wall (as seen from the approach), and has a number of variation finishes to the final pitches. Rock quality can vary wildly, and bomb-proof belay anchors are in short supply. There is no fixed gear or bolt anchors. If you have any doubts about your ability to navigate through loose/grainy rock, vegetation, gravel, ba...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Rock Climbing Photo: Prindle Main Wall and satellite buttresses as seen...
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