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Mendenhall Towers

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Mendenhall Towers Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,000'
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Submitted By: GR Johnson on Jan 15, 2010
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Mendenhall Towers south faces.

Description 

Located about 12 miles north of Juneau this 7 summited massif has numerous routes from 500ft to 2500ft. The south faces are much cleaner but shorter than those on the north.

Getting There 

There are several ways to get out there, ski from blackerby ridge north until you reach the north branch of the mendenhall glacier. Or head directly up the mendenhall glacier via the west glacier trail. Most parties however just take the 15-20 minute flight from Juneau with coastal helicopters.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['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 Mendenhall Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mendenhall Towers:
Solva Buttress   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Mendenhall Towers
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of The Iron Curtain by Jason Nelson

Iron Curtian 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  AK : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : ... : Mendenhall Towers
A fantastic voyage up splitter granite cracks in an amazing setting. Preferred Approach: Take a helicopter. There's a great landing platform right at the base of the curtain which also makes for a great camp location.Long Approach: Take the Mendenhall Glacier Trail to an overlook well past the toe of the glacier. From here the trail heads up the mountainside and away from the glacier. Find a weakness in the cliffband and descend loose gully to the ice. The lower glacier is a maze of crevasse...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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By Mike Fields
Sep 8, 2015
Planning on a trip to the south side of Main Tower next june to climb the Mountaineers Route - anyone with knowledge of route willing to answer a couple of questions?

Thanks!

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