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Areas in Seward Highway

Bermuda Triangle 4 / 12 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Bird Creek Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Boy Scout Rocks 4 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Crack in the Woods 9 / 8 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Der Rinecrag 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Dino Head 0 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Fundamentalist's Cut 7 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Goats Head Soup 3 / 12 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Good Times Wall 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Good Vibes Wall 6 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Grunge Wall - Mile 1.3 9 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Heifer Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
High Vibes Wall 2 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Indianhouse Area 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Jewel In The Rough 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
King Dome - Mile 1.15 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Morning Star Gully 3 / 13 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Mosquito Ledge 3 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Northwest Passage 1 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Party World 3 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Pivot Point 9 / 16 / 10 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
Red Gate 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Resolution Bluff 7 / 6 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Sea Cave 5 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Shot Rock 1 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Shriek of the Mutilated 0 / 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Sky Pilot Areas 14 / 16 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 25
Spring Fling 1 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Sunshine Ridge 7 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Tram Rock 6 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Tree Fort Area (Sunshine West), The 0 / 5 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Twinkle Toes Area 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Ursa Minor 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Weeping Wall 0 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Windy Corner 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
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Description

This area holds the majority of the rock climbing close to Anchorage. Much of the rock is road cuts along along the Seward Highway, although plenty of rock is located off the road on natural formations. This area is known for its loose rock and general choss although many gems are hidden at crags. But wearing a helmet is a must! Routes exist from easy 5.5 trad routes at Bermuda triangle to hard test pieces like "Howl of the Damned" 5.14a, at Shriek of the Mutilated, with climbs established by legends like Mugs Stump.

Despite the noise of the highway, It is a great place to go to after work or just for a few hours. You can see whales, sheep, bears and eagles all along the road and get some climbing in!

There have been a series of guidebooks published about the climbing on the Seward Highway, notably "The Scar" brought the highway to the masses. Currently the more extensive "Alaska Rock Climbing Guide" by Kelsey Gray has become the book of choice.

As of the last few years a rebolting initiative has been taking place, but not all routes have seen work, use caution while climbing.

Getting There

Head south out of Anchorage, once you hit the Weigh Station reset your odometer.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Seward Highway

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Sunshine Ridge
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Butt Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Crack in the Woods
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Classic Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Accident Victim
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Elite Eight
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Road Warrior
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Pivot Point
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
No Whiners
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Great Lobster Dispute
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Thrombosis
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Shiner
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Goat's Head Soup
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Dino's Stubble Trouble
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Dino Who?
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Ridge Sunshine Ridge
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Butt Crack Pivot Point > Upper Pivot Point
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Crack in the Woods Crack in the Woods > Lower Crack in the Woods
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Classic Crack Good Vibes Wall
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Accident Victim Red Gate
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Elite Eight Pivot Point > Upper Pivot Point
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Road Warrior Sunshine Ridge
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pivot Point Pivot Point > Lower Pivot Point
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
No Whiners Goats Head Soup
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Great Lobster Dispute Goats Head Soup
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Thrombosis Sunshine Ridge
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Shiner Goats Head Soup
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Goat's Head Soup Goats Head Soup
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dino's Stubble Trouble Dino Head
 10
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dino Who? Dino Head
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Ty Morrison-Heath
Bozeman, MT
Ty Morrison-Heath   Bozeman, MT
WEAR A HELMET.

Loose rock is the norm. I'm excited when a hold DOESN'T break during a climb. May 15, 2011
Brian Prince
morro bay, ca
Brian Prince   morro bay, ca
Trundling Monkeys Foot from Kelsey T. Gray on Vimeo.

A little video to give you a taste of the rock. I just can't believe it was an established route. Feb 13, 2013
thomas ellis   abq
That was great! Makes me glad I climb in Fairbanks. Apr 17, 2014

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