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Routes in Denali

Cassin Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b 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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Description

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.

Getting There

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
 68
West Buttress
Snow, Alpine
Steep Snow
 17
The West Rib
Snow, Alpine
AI2 Steep Snow
 3
Messner Couloir
Ice, Snow, Alpine
Steep Snow
 3
Muldrow Glacier
Snow, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI4
 14
Cassin Ridge
Ice, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Buttress
 68
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
The West Rib
 17
Steep Snow Snow, Alpine
Messner Couloir
 3
AI2 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine
Muldrow Glacier
 3
Steep Snow Snow, Alpine
Cassin Ridge
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b 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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