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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 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
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 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Twinkle Toes Area 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Weeping Wall 0 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Windy Corner 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 16 ft
GPS: 61.058, -149.798 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Dustin on Jul 10, 2007
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer
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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
Butt Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sunshine Ridge
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Classic Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Urban Blight
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Accident Victim
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elite Eight
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Road Warrior
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pivot Point
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Great Lobster Dispute
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thrombosis
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shiner
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Goat's Head Soup
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Road Soda
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dino's Stubble Trouble
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dino Who?
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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thomas ellis   abq
That was great! Makes me glad I climb in Fairbanks. Apr 17, 2014
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
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

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