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
Mt Hunter West Ridge via Northwest Basin
: Denali National Park
: Mt Hunter
Follow directions from KIA (below) and cache the sleds on the Glacier at the foot of the Northwest Basin (ABC on the route pic). The route winds through the crevasse field at the foot of the Northwest Basin, there is objective hazard from the seracs on either side of the basin. Careful routefinding is needed to avoid the icefall zones while navigating around the crevasses. This is highest risk of rock or icefall on the entire route. Avalanche risk is a different story on the many traverses a...[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.