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Alaska's only real concentration of sport climbing. The climbing is on a peculiar igneous formation, that is formed into large overhanging stacked pillars. The most common features are cracks, slopers, edges, pinches and random pockets. The Wookie Wall gets sun until late in the day and is a great early winter/early spring destination, as it site in the sun, for the majority of the day. In the warmer months, the best time to climb at Wookie is the morning or evening, as it is a solar collection furnace during the day, reducing the friction of the rock greatly. Wookie consists of a nice collection of 75-100 boulder problems on the hillside below the wall, and has over 60 sport and trad routes on the cliff line. Camping is available, just off the side of the road, for free on the right side of the Glenn Highway going east, just past Weiner Lake. The land owners on Weiner Lake graciously allow campers on their lake, which is mostly private property. The camping is confined to the above mentioned area. Please continue to treat this with respect, to maintain as cohesive relationship with the land-owners as possible.

Getting There 

Take the Glenn Highway east toward Glen Allen after leaving Palmer. It is located approximately 90 minutes from Anchorage. The climbing is located at mile 88 along the Glenn. Park at the 2nd pull-off on the right side of the road, just past Weiner Lake. Look for a faint trail heading up to the cliff. The boulders are off of this trail,east and west before the scree/talus field below the wall.. Continue up the north/south trail to reach the cliff band.

Climbing Season

Weather station 25.6 miles from here

78 Total Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',3]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wookie Wall/Weiner Lake :
Landmine Area   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Side Walls
First Amendment   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Grainstorm    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 60'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Face the Damage   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 115'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Seismic Wave   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Dreams Never End    5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Powder My Doughnut   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Catch a Fire   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Side Walls
The Shaft   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 110'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Perfect Moment   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Spangler/Turecki   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Side Walls
Break the Chains   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 70'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
The Dark Side   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
A Stoner Among Us   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 75'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Room To Believe    5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Special Forces   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 3 pitches   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
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Featured Route For Wookie Wall/Weiner Lake
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Unknown 2 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Right Side Walls
Clip the first bolt is located 8' up the wall then use a nice jug to pull you way up onto small ledges. Continue strait up the face and through a notch to sloping ledges. Finnish on slightly overhanging rock with good holds just below the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Wookie Wall
Wookie Wall
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Wookie Wall
Wookie Wall
Tyler on "First Amendment" 5.11a
Tyler on "First Amendment" 5.11a
Weiner Lake
Weiner Lake
Hanging up on wookie wall looking out at weiner la...
Hanging up on wookie wall looking out at weiner la...

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By IanS
From: Charlotte, NC
Feb 4, 2014
I have had the pleasure of climbing here twice and I can't say enough about the fantastic climbing here. In Alaska I've climbed at Grapefruit, Angel Rocks and Hatcher's Pass. Wookie Wall blows all those places out of the water. Most rock that I've seen in Alaska is Granite or Limestone; at Wookie Wall the rock is Igneous and fairly unique for Alaska. If you love climbing and happen to be in Alaska, don't miss out on Wookie Wall.
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