Carl Tobin & Joe Terravecchia on the Moonflower 3r...
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Not nearly as popular or crowded as the West Butt, the lower altitude and steep rock and ice aspects make this an Alpinist's dream. Summit rate is <40% due to weather and deep snow conditions on the upper mountain. Also no permits or advanced registration required!
Highly dependent on the intended route. Most popular are the North Face routes and West Ridge which are both a short ski from the KIA. The Northeast face is reached from the Tokositna or one of the eastern forks of the Kahiltna . Alpinist 9 features the mountain with photos of route outlines.
Climbing Season For the Denali National Park area.
Weather station 52.0 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mt Hunter
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt Hunter:
Featured Route For Mt Hunter
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
WI6 M6 A2 Steep Snow AK
: Denali National Park
: Mt Hunter
---------- HISTORY ----------In a range full of incredible mountains and world class routes, the North Buttress of Mount Hunter is perhaps the most iconic stage for cutting edge alpine triumphs.This 6,000' bastion of ice and stone is painted with an exceptionally unique history. Starting in the mid 1970s, a number of the world's foremost alpinists began attempting to climb the North Buttress of Mount Hunter. Most attention was focused on the obvious ice couloir that would later be known as the F...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
Carl Tobin. 1997 Moonflower posedown.
The two summits of Hunter from 16,500' on Denali's...
View from Huntington Harvard Rt. towards Mt.Hunter
J.D. Merritt on the upper headwall of the French R...
Mt Hunter Northern Buttress from the KIA. For per...
Panorama of the Alaska Range showing Foraker, Hunt...
Upper north aspect of the north buttress, severely...
Tamara's traverse. Moonflower buttress. Photo: C...
J.D. Merritt traverses on some terrain between the...
By Kevin Zagorda
From: Glen Haven, Co
Sep 4, 2015
Well done Kurt! We met the Brits who had just finished the second ascent of the French Couloir (Jon Bracey and Andy Houseman) at high camp in 2007.