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Mendenhall Towers

Alaska > Southeastern Al… > Juneau

Description

Located about 12 miles north of Juneau this 7 summited massif has numerous routes from 500ft to 2500ft. The south faces are much cleaner but shorter than those on the north.

Getting There

There are several ways to get out there, ski from blackerby ridge north until you reach the north branch of the mendenhall glacier. Or head directly up the mendenhall glacier via the west glacier trail. Most parties however just take the 15-20 minute flight from Juneau with coastal helicopters.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 1
The 5th Element - Fifth Tower
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 1
The Sixth Sense - Sixth Tower
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 2
Balancing Act - West Tower
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C2
 1
Fogels-Visscher
Trad, Aid, Alpine 8 pitches
AI4 M5+ A1
 1
Great White Conqueror
Trad, Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 15 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
Iron Curtian
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 1
Mountaineer's Route - Main Tower
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Solva Buttress
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
South Buttress - Main Tower
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The 5th Element - Fifth Tower
 1
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
The Sixth Sense - Sixth Tower
 1
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Balancing Act - West Tower
 2
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Fogels-Visscher
 1
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C2 Trad, Aid, Alpine 8 pitches
Great White Conqueror
 1
AI4 M5+ A1 Trad, Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 15 pitches
Iron Curtian
 1
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Mountaineer's Route - Main…
 1
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Solva Buttress
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
South Buttress - Main Tower
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 10 pitches

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Mendenhall Towers south faces.
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[Hide Comment] Planning on a trip to the south side of Main Tower next june to climb the Mountaineers Route - anyone with knowledge of route willing to answer a couple of questions?

Thanks! Sep 8, 2015