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Routes in Denali

Cassin Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4
Messner Couloir AI2 Steep Snow
Muldrow Glacier Steep Snow
South Buttress_Wyoming Rib Variation T AI3-4 M3 Steep Snow PG13
West Buttress Mod. Snow
West Rib, The Steep Snow
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Elevation: 20,320 ft
GPS: 63.072, -150.947 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: R Squared on Apr 29, 2007
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer
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The tallest mountain in North America, Denali stands tall at 20,320 feet. It host a number of routes the most popular being the West Buttress and it is also home to the great Alaskan testpiece the Cassin Ridge. Weather can change on Denali in the blink of an eye so come prepared for everything.

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You can fly to Mt. McKinley with a number of aviation services or make the long hike from Talkeetna

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Classic Climbing Routes at Denali

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Mod. Snow
West Buttress
Snow, Alpine
Steep Snow
The West Rib
Snow, Alpine
AI2 Steep Snow
Messner Couloir
Ice, Snow, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4
Cassin Ridge
Ice, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Buttress
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
The West Rib
Steep Snow Snow, Alpine
Messner Couloir
AI2 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine
Cassin Ridge
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4 Ice, Alpine
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Extreme endurance athlete & motivational speaker, Bill Bradley says, "Listen to the story of how I attempted to climb Mt. Denali for the second time and failed to make it to the summit.  Failing to accomplish something you've worked extremely hard for can be devastating, but I want to share with you the lessons I learned in my experience." Jun 8, 2016

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