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Denali  


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Elevation: 20,320'
Location: 63.0724, -150.9467 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, Dommelhiemer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: R Squared on Apr 29, 2007
Forecast:
Today

35-46°F
Sun

39-48°F
Mon

40-49°F
Tue

37-43°F
Wed

26-38°F
Thu

26-32°F
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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 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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Denali:
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   
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Upper South Buttress showing from about 16,000 fee...

South Buttress_Wyoming Rib Variation AI3-4 M3 Steep Snow PG13  AK : Denali National Park : Denali
The Wyoming Rib Variation is the convex snowy ridge south of the Japanese Ramp which starts around 13,000 feet elevation on the East Fork-Kahilta Glacier. Route finding is involved in the lower section and likely varies from season to season. The FA crux was a 1/2 pitch of 70 degree snow / ice mix. The Rib tops out on the main South Buttress Ridge at about 15,500 then traverses that for about 1 mile and over a high point at 15,885 el. to join the top of the Japanese Ramp.1-2 days of recon on the...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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

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