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Weiner Lake Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Weiner Lake Routes 35 / 48 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 81
Elevation: 1,955 ft
GPS: 61.811, -148.166 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jared LaVacque on Sep 28, 2010
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer
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Description

Alaska's only real concentration of sport climbing. The climbing is on a peculiar igneous formation, that is formed into large overhanging stacked pillars. The most common features are cracks, slopers, edges, pinches and random pockets. The Wookie Wall gets sun until late in the day and is a great early winter/early spring destination, as it site in the sun, for the majority of the day. In the warmer months, the best time to climb at Wookie is the morning or evening, as it is a solar collection furnace during the day, reducing the friction of the rock greatly. Wookie consists of a nice collection of 75-100 boulder problems on the hillside below the wall, and has over 60 sport and trad routes on the cliff line. Camping is available, just off the side of the road, for free on the right side of the Glenn Highway going east, just past Weiner Lake. The land owners on Weiner Lake graciously allow campers on their lake, which is mostly private property. The camping is confined to the above mentioned area. Please continue to treat this with respect, to maintain as cohesive relationship with the land-owners as possible.

Getting There

Take the Glenn Highway east toward Glen Allen after leaving Palmer. It is located approximately 90 minutes from Anchorage. The climbing is located at mile 88 along the Glenn. Park at the 2nd pull-off on the right side of the road, just past Weiner Lake. Look for a faint trail heading up to the cliff. The boulders are off of this trail,east and west before the scree/talus field below the wall.. Continue up the north/south trail to reach the cliff band.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wookie Wall/Weiner Lake

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Landmine Area
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
First Amendment
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Face the Damage
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Seismic Wave
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Dreams Never End
Sport 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
The Shaft
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Break the Chains
Sport 3 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
King Size
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
A Stoner Among Us
Sport 2 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Room To Believe
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Illuminati
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
5 Dollar Shake Direct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Landmine Area Weiner Lake Routes > Left Side Walls 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
First Amendment Weiner Lake Routes > Left Cave 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Face the Damage Weiner Lake Routes > Right Cave 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Seismic Wave Weiner Lake Routes > Left Cave 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dreams Never End Weiner Lake Routes > Left Cave 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
The Shaft Weiner Lake Routes > Right Cave 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Break the Chains Weiner Lake Routes > Right Cave 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
King Size Weiner Lake Routes > Left Cave 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad 2 pitches
A Stoner Among Us Weiner Lake Routes > Right Cave 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
Room To Believe Weiner Lake Routes > Right Cave 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Illuminati Weiner Lake Routes > Right Cave 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
5 Dollar Shake Direct Weiner Lake Routes > Right Cave 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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IanS   Charlotte, NC
I have had the pleasure of climbing here twice and I can't say enough about the fantastic climbing here. In Alaska I've climbed at Grapefruit, Angel Rocks and Hatcher's Pass. Wookie Wall blows all those places out of the water. Most rock that I've seen in Alaska is Granite or Limestone; at Wookie Wall the rock is Igneous and fairly unique for Alaska. If you love climbing and happen to be in Alaska, don't miss out on Wookie Wall. Feb 4, 2014

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