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The tallest mountain in North America, Denali stands tall at 20,320 feet. It host a number of routes the most popular being the West Buttress and it is also home to the great Alaskan testpiece the Cassin Ridge. Weather can change on Denali in the blink of an eye so come prepared for everything.
You can fly to Mt. McKinley with a number of aviation services or make the long hike from Talkeetna
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. McKinley:
The West Rib Steep Snow Snow, Alpine, 9200'
West Buttress Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 12500'
Cassin Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c WI4 Ice, Alpine, Grade V
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The West Rib Steep Snow AK : Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley
The West Rib ascends a prominent ridge that rises from the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. The typical approach follows the trek up the West Buttress boot track on the Kahiltna Glacier, from its Base Camp airstrip on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, to its Advanced Base Camp at 7,800 feet, and then up the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier to the base of the route at a prominent couloir on the east side of the ridge. You may wish to first cache food and fuel at the West ...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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