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Valdez Area Rock Rock Climbing 


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A spectacular view from Panorama Point.

Description 

This area encompasses the Valdez and Thompson Pass rock climbing areas. The rock tends to be a little chossy, but the scenery is unbeatable. The majority of the climbing is in the Thompson Pass area, but there is a little to be found in Valdez itself. If you are coming to town bring your gear for a great day out on the rocks.

Getting There 

From Anchorage take highway 1 to Glennallen then take highway 4 to Valdez.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

124 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',11],['5.8',23],['5.9',15],['5.10',33],['5.11',30],['5.12',8],['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 Valdez Area Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valdez Area Rock:
Dragon's Teeth   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
Canadian Heatwave    5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'   Panorama Point
Bluebies   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 35'   Blueberry Block
Lazy Days   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
Bongo That Bitch   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Panorama Point
Route number 7   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Lookout Rock!!
FFFA   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'   Panorama Point
Route number 3   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Panorama Point
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Rock Climbing Photo: This is the long one, use two two rappels to get d...

Six Figure Bums 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Republic of Boulder
Route #6 on the cliff starts up a slightly overhung face with large moves to smooth holds. Pull onto face and continue up to a left-leaning arete. This continues on and on to the anchor. A longer rope may be able to lower to the ground or have a second collect the gear and rappel down to one of the many lower anchors on the wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Valdez Area Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the Republic of Boulder.
Approaching the Republic of Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Valdez
Valdez

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