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Valdez Area Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 61.13066, -146.35117 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: dsmit on Jul 16, 2011
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Approaching the Republic of Boulder.

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

116 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',53],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',11],['5.8',20],['5.9',12],['5.10',33],['5.11',28],['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
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 3   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Panorama Point
FFFA   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'   Panorama Point
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Featured Route For Valdez Area Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Same start as derailed then cut right at the roof.

Right-a-Way Gone Wrong 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The Tunnel Wall
Climb 20' vertical face to the base of a large roof. From here, cut right along bolt line out and through the lid and onto vertical face climbing. Slings on the lower clips will keep rope drag down for the upper half. Then enjoy the second 50' of mellower climbing to the anchor. Keep an eye out for ledges, but don¬ít freak out. They are well-protected for a cool head that wants to enjoy a great climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Valdez Area Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Valdez
Valdez
Rock Climbing Photo: Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Rock Climbing Photo: A spectacular view from Panorama Point.
A spectacular view from Panorama Point.

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