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Denali Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 20,320'
Location: 63.0724, -150.9467 View Map  Incorrect?
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Register with the NP Mountaineering Headquarters in Talkeetna, AK before climbing in the park!

Description 

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.

Getting There 

You can fly to Mt. McKinley with a number of aviation services or make the long hike from Talkeetna

Climbing Season



Weather station 41.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Denali

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Denali:
Messner Couloir   AI2 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 5000'   
The West Rib   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9200'   
West Buttress   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 12500'   
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Denali

Featured Route For Denali
Rock Climbing Photo: The West Buttress

West Buttress Mod. Snow  AK : Denali National Park : Denali
The West Buttress is often considered the handicap ramp to the top of Denali. It is the easiest route to the top but it can still kill you very quickly. The route has around 12,500 ft. of elevation gain. Weather can change in a heartbeat so come prepared for anything....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Denali Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Coxcomb.
The Coxcomb.
Rock Climbing Photo: The north side of Denali from near Wonder Lake.
The north side of Denali from near Wonder Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Denali from near Wonder Lake.
Denali from near Wonder Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the SW side of the peak from the West Butt...
BETA PHOTO: View of the SW side of the peak from the West Butt...
Rock Climbing Photo: ...As seen from Pk. 6000 on the Ruth...
...As seen from Pk. 6000 on the Ruth...
Rock Climbing Photo: Denali from above Eielson Visitor Center.
Denali from above Eielson Visitor Center.
Rock Climbing Photo: The list of the folks who have died in Denali Nati...
The list of the folks who have died in Denali Nati...
Rock Climbing Photo: Denali's south side, from the Base Camp airstrip o...
Denali's south side, from the Base Camp airstrip o...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Wickersham Wall, Denali
The Wickersham Wall, Denali
Rock Climbing Photo: Base camp
Base camp
Rock Climbing Photo: Midnight over Denali...looking up the Muldrow
Midnight over Denali...looking up the Muldrow
Rock Climbing Photo: Denali as seen from Mt Hunter.  The sun/shade line...
BETA PHOTO: Denali as seen from Mt Hunter. The sun/shade line...
Rock Climbing Photo: Windy Corner
Windy Corner
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the Kahiltna towards ski hill and the...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down the Kahiltna towards ski hill and the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back on ridge to summit. Foraker in backgr...
Looking back on ridge to summit. Foraker in backgr...

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