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Areas in Denali National Park

Denali 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 6 / 6
Kahiltna Dome 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Little Switzerland 39 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 6 / 2 / 39 / 39
Mount Foraker 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Mt Hunter 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 1 / 3 / 4 / 4
Mt. Brooks 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Mt. Capps 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Mt. Francis 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 3 / 3
Peak 11,300 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 1
Radio Control Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Ruth Gorge 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 3 / 6 / 12 / 12
Scott Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 63.065, -151.172 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: R Squared on Jan 17, 2007
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Description

Denali National Park is home to the tallest mountain in North America. Denali stands tall at 20,320 feet. Denali NP is also home to the Alaska Range and some of the most beautiful and remote walls in the world.
Register with the NP Mountaineering Headquarters in Talkeetna, AK before climbing in the park! Details

Getting There

Drive north from Anchorage for 240 miles or south from Fairbanks for 125 miles. You can fly into Denali NP with certain aviation companies.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Denali National Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Mod. Snow
West Buttress
Snow, Alpine
The West Rib
Alpine
WI4 M4
Ham & Eggs
Mixed, Ice, Alpine 10 pitches
WI5 M5
Shaken not Stirred
Mixed, Ice, Alpine 15 pitches
AI2
Messner Couloir
Ice, Alpine
WI4+ M4 PG13
West Face Couloir
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 20 pitches
WI3 M6 C1
The Harvard Route
Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 30 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4
Cassin Ridge
Ice, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4 Steep Snow
South West Ridge
Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow
South Face
Trad, Snow, Alpine 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow
The Lost Marsupial
Trad, Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southwest Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin)
Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Goldfinger
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
West Face
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Buttress Denali Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
The West Rib Denali Alpine
Ham & Eggs Ruth Gorge > Moose's Tooth WI4 M4 Mixed, Ice, Alpine 10 pitches
Shaken not Stirred Ruth Gorge > Moose's Tooth WI5 M5 Mixed, Ice, Alpine 15 pitches
Messner Couloir Denali AI2 Ice, Alpine
West Face Couloir Ruth Gorge > Mt. Huntington WI4+ M4 PG13 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 20 pitches
The Harvard Route Ruth Gorge > Mt. Huntington WI3 M6 C1 Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 30 pitches
Cassin Ridge Denali 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4 Ice, Alpine
South West Ridge Peak 11,300 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4 Steep Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine
South Face Little Switzerland > Middle Troll 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine 6 pitches
The Lost Marsupial Little Switzerland > Throne 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
Southwest Ridge Mt. Francis 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
The Moonflower Buttress (Bi… Mt Hunter 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2 Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine
Goldfinger Ruth Gorge > Stump 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
West Face Little Switzerland > Plunger 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
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