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Mendenhall Towers Rock Climbing 


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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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Solva Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AK : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : ... : Mendenhall Towers
Leave crampons, ice axes and boots on snow near the bergschrund. Scout the schrund and MARK YOUR DESCENT SPOT WELL - you need to be able to see your mark from hundreds of feet up while you're trying to figure out your line on the descent - Leave something bright/large a couple of hundred feet out from the rock in line with your gear and exit point onto the snow so you can see it from far above.Follow triangular snow patch on left side of 4th tower up to chossy gully, or solo up easy gold slab o...[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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