Elevation: 24 ft
GPS: 61.131, -146.351 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dillon Smith on Jul 16, 2011
Admins: L. Von Dommelheimer, Jared LaVacque

Description

This area encompasses the Valdez and Thompson Pass rock climbing areas. The rock tends to be a little chossy, but the scenery is unbeatable. The majority of the climbing is in the Thompson Pass area, but there is a little to be found in Valdez itself. If you are coming to town bring your gear for a great day out on the rocks.

Getting There

From Anchorage take highway 1 to Glennallen then take highway 4 to Valdez.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Valdez Area Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Dragon's Teeth
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Jack be Nimble
Sport, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Gunsight Gap
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Hammer Time
Sport, Alpine
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Serendipity
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Lazy Days
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Better Call Thal
Sport, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Flair Witch Project
Trad, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Stem Cell
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Canadian Heat Wave
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Quartzsite's Strike
Sport, Alpine
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Blue Moon
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Dynosaur
Sport, Alpine
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Crimptastic Ride
Sport, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Gusel Jugs
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dragon's Teeth Valdez Glacier Campgr…
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, Alpine
Jack be Nimble 43 mile crag > Lower Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Gunsight Gap Valdez Glacier Campgr…
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine
Hammer Time Valdez Glacier Campgr…
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Serendipity 43 mile crag > Lower Wall
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Lazy Days Valdez Glacier Campgr…
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Better Call Thal Valdez Glacier Campgr…
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Flair Witch Project 43 mile crag > McAlpine Sector
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine
Stem Cell 43 mile crag > Upper Wall
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Canadian Heat Wave Panorama Point
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Quartzsite's Strike Lookout Rock!!
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Blue Moon 43 mile crag > Lower Wall
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Dynosaur Panorama Point
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Crimptastic Ride Valdez Glacier Campgr…
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Gusel Jugs Panorama Point
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
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