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
6 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. McKinley:
South Buttress_Wyoming Rib Variation AI3-4 M3 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'
Messner Couloir AI2 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine, 5000'
Muldrow Glacier Steep Snow Snow, Alpine, 18000'
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
Featured Route For Mt. McKinley
Muldrow Glacier Steep Snow AK : Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley
An amazing and varied route. Choose your own crux on the Muldrow - the McKinley River Crossing, any of the icefalls, Karsten's Ridge, the exposed Upper Harper Glacier, or summit day - which seems almost benign by the time you get there.Crossing the river about 1/2 mile upstream of where the Wonder Lake trail leaves you is wisest, though prudent river crossing skills are mandatory. Once across, aim for a small grove of spruce trees that mark the beginning of the unmaintained yet cruiser trail t...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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