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Asgard Tor 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Near Tors: Lizard's Eye 4 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Near Tors: Rock 1 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Second Coming Tor 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 2,872 ft
GPS: 64.854, -146.271 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: TobinPetty on Jun 9, 2007
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

Description

The Granite Tors are a collection of granite buttresses located above tree line on the ridges that circumvent the Martin and Rock Creek drainages within the Chena Hot Springs recreation area. Though there is an established loop trail that makes accessibility easier to the crags there is a remote nature to the climbing and care should be taken not to underestimate the approach and other associated risks in traveling Alaska's backcountry.

Getting There

From Fairbanks take the Steese Expressway to Chena Hot Springs road and take the road to milemarker 39 and a camping ground area (parking fee $5) that marks the start to access Granite Tors trailhead. Cross the road and follow the south bank of the Chena river to a fork in the trail. Leaving the river you can gain a ridge that ascends a series of increasingly elevated hills to above tree line. From here the trail continues up and loops through the various Tors climbing sites. Approach time: 2 hours. If you take the trail at the fork that continues to follow the Chena approach time is 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

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TobinPetty
Nampa, ID
TobinPetty   Nampa, ID
The Fairbanks Area Climbing Guide produced by Alaska Alpine Club, combined with previous editions of Fairbanks area climbing guides by Stan Justice, are the best sources for up to date and comprehensive climbing in Fairbanks environs. The guide books can be purchased at Beaver Sports in Fairbanks, AK. Jun 10, 2007

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