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Angel Creek Rocks

Alaska > Fairbanks & Vicinity

Description

Angel Creeks Rocks are situated at a great elevation overlooking the north fork of the Chena River along the Chena Hot springs road. The routes are found on granite that can be solid in places and exfoliating and grainy in others. Regardless, the aesthetic quality of the rock and the semi remote setting make Angel Creek a worthwhile destination.

Getting There

From Fairbanks travel north to Chena Hot Springs road. At about mile marker 49 there is a sign for Angel Creek trailhead, turn right and park in the picnic area (fee $5). The trail follows along the north fork on the Chena river and divides into a loop trail that creates a circuit around the rock formations. The trail is well maintained and the approach can take 30-45 minutes depending on the rock formation.

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Angel Rocks from the Chena Hot Springs Road, April 2007.
[Hide Photo] Angel Rocks from the Chena Hot Springs Road, April 2007.
Main Rock and Pump Master Rock
[Hide Photo] Main Rock and Pump Master Rock
The North fork of the Chena River as viewed from the approach trail 11:30 AK time.
[Hide Photo] The North fork of the Chena River as viewed from the approach trail 11:30 AK time.
North Buttress Crack 5.9; found on the North aspect of the Main Rock formation.
[Hide Photo] North Buttress Crack 5.9; found on the North aspect of the Main Rock formation.
East aspect of Main Rock; home to many routes that can be led or TR'd; Prominent groove that splits the face is Minor Groove 5.9+
[Hide Photo] East aspect of Main Rock; home to many routes that can be led or TR'd; Prominent groove that splits the face is Minor Groove 5.9+
Main Rock formation; this tower holds the majority of routes in the area which can be toproped or led with gear.
[Hide Photo] Main Rock formation; this tower holds the majority of routes in the area which can be toproped or led with gear.
First Rock formation as seen from upper trail; formation contains 4 established routes that can be led or toproped. Main Rock formation can be seen in left hand side of photo.
[Hide Photo] First Rock formation as seen from upper trail; formation contains 4 established routes that can be led or toproped. Main Rock formation can be seen in left hand side of photo.

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TobinPetty
Pinetop, AZ
[Hide Comment] 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 24, 2007