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Skagway Rock Climbing 

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Skagway is a town located at the Northern terminus of the Lynne Canal. Skagway was originally settled as the gateway to the Chilkoot and White Pass trails during the Klondike gold rush in 1898. Skagway saw a second boom during World War II as a major military town in defending against US Invasion.
Today Skagway is a tourist town in the summer and pretty much a ghost town in the winter (although it looks like there would be serious potential for ice climbing on the Klondike highway north of town during the colder months). Skagway has massive potential for new routes. Development is happening all along the Klondike Highway, near the town site of Dyea, and at Yakatania Point. There is potential for hundreds of alpine routes in the mountains outside of town. The rock, which can be chossy, is granite. There are several quality routes outside of town awaiting a first ascent to those willing to look for it.

Getting There 

Take a ferry from Juneau, drive in on the Klondike Highway from Whitehorse Canada, or fly in to the Skagway Airport.

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Weather station 9.2 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Skagway

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Skagway:
zigzag   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Lakes Crag
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Featured Route For Skagway
Rock Climbing Photo: goldmine

Goldmine 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  AK : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : ... : Black Lakes Crag
Goldmine was named both as a nod to the history of the area as well as because of the unexpected quality of the rock and movement on this climb. The climb ascends the tallest buttress left of Zigzag and right of Hex Crack. It is located directly uphill from the end of the section of guardrail on the road that is closest to the pass.Begin in the hand crack described under "location"Ascend the hand crack, place a piece as high in the crack as possible, and then head o...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Skagway Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Skagway as seen from above town on Pyramid peak.
Skagway as seen from above town on Pyramid peak.
Rock Climbing Photo: Where the local badasses are found
Where the local badasses are found
Rock Climbing Photo: View from top of Pyramid Peak at around 2AM on the...
View from top of Pyramid Peak at around 2AM on the...

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