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Thompson Pass Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: vdzsteaz on Apr 15, 2011
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This has got to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, during any season. This area is covered in glaciers and an alpine/tundra landscape.

Some of the best skiing and boarding can be found in this part of the Chugach Mountain Range. Some climbing can also be found here as well. The crags are mostly small with a limit of 3-10 routes per cliff.

The climbing is generelly sport climbing, but some traditional lines do exist. The rock is extremely poor in most places, but the developed crags have fairly solid rock.

Don't let the rock quality throw you off. If you're in Valdez in the summer and its not raining, these cliffs can provide lots of fun, and you'll likely be the only one there.

Getting There 

Drive 23 miles north out of Valdez or drive towards Valdez from the north and once you see Mt. Billy Mitcell on your left you'll be in the north-eastern section of the pass.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Thompson Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Red-North Face via Worthington Glx Green- Moraine ...

North Face via Worthington Glacier AI2-3 Steep Snow  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : 27 Mile Pk
3,000ft of glacier travel right off the road! Park at the Worthington Glacier TH and follow the well worn path to the toe of the glacier. Easily ascend up the toe of the Worthington glacier. A crevasse field is encountered at the apex at about 3600ft, you can easily escape to the moraine trail at around this elevation. The slope gradually steepens from AI 2 on the climbers left and AI 3 the further right you are on the face. 9 months out of the years this is an awesome ski mountaineering obje...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Rock Climbing Photo: Endless Powder.
Endless Powder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dilly enjoying the sun.
Dilly enjoying the sun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Thompson Pass w/ a guest appearance by Worthington...
Thompson Pass w/ a guest appearance by Worthington...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tsaina River Gorge solo climb out
Tsaina River Gorge solo climb out
Rock Climbing Photo: This is what wet dreams on Thompson Pass are made ...
This is what wet dreams on Thompson Pass are made ...

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