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Routes in Ptarmigan Peak

Elevation: 4,879 ft
GPS: 61.217, -149.876 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: clint helander on Oct 8, 2012
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

Description

Ptarmigan Peak is located in Anchorage's front range and is easily visible from town. Its north face, which features a prominent couloir, is a popular venue for steep alpine mixed lines.

To date there are over a dozen mixed lines ranging from relatively moderate 2,000' lines to unrepeated M9 test pieces.

The two most popular routes on Ptarmigan's north face, other than the moderate couloir itself, are Only Hookers Get the Blues and Ski Tracks.

Getting There

Park at Glen Alps trailhead and ski down Powerline Pass to the base of the couloir on Ptarmigan (1.5-2 hours).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ptarmigan Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4 M4 Steep Snow
 5
Ski Tracks
Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
Mod. Snow
 6
The S (north) couloir
Snow, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ski Tracks
 5
WI4 M4 Steep Snow Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
The S (north) couloir
 6
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
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