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Areas in Archangel Bouldering

Aldershade 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Diamond South Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Dimond North 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Fairangel Valley Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Indian Head Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lost World 0 / 0 / 1 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Elevation: 2,927 ft
GPS: 61.813, -149.233 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Jared LaVacque on Oct 20, 2010
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer
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Description

Hatcher Pass bouldering is extensive. The areas are scattered throughout the base of the major cliffs and start at the start of Archangel Road, where it diverges from Fishhook road. The Reed Lakes area is listed separately from Hatcher Pass, due to its divergence in direction from Archangel Road. The rock is excellent granite, with fairly short alpine approaches. This area has contrasting weather windows, compared to other Anchorage areas.

A bouldering guide to Alaska was recently released by Todd Helgeson and covers most of the bouldering in Alaska and features an in depth Hatcher Pass section with great details and photos, to get the boulderer where they want to be climbing. The guide is available for sale at www.akclimber.com

Getting There

From Anchorage drive north on the Glenn Highway, 45min, To Palmer small town to pass through,30 min, to N. Palmer Fishhook Rd. You will take this for another hour north, Drive parallel to Reed River up to the "Mother Lode Lodge" take the sharp left turn up the switch back, head up the hill for a mile. Take the sharp right up a single gravel road, And see the sign Archangel Rd. Continue on this past a river and then over a bridge.

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