Elevation: 8,130 ft
GPS: 62.701, -151.223 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard Shore on May 20, 2013
Admins: L. Von Dommelheimer, Jared LaVacque
Access Issue: Register with the NP Mountaineering Headquarters in Talkeetna, AK before climbing in the park! Details

Description

A stunning 2,500' hunk of granite located centrally on the south flank of the Pika Glacier. A number of routes exist on the various aspects of the Royal Tower, but most are poorly (or un-)documented. The most prominent feature is the beautiful Gargoyle Buttress, a 2,000' IV 5.10a rock climb topped with 500' of moderate snow climbing to the summit.

Getting There

From the airstrip/basecamp, ski or snowshoe west for about 10-15 minutes to the base of this huge mountain. Depending on route/conditions, you will likely need an axe and/or crampons to climb steep snow slopes and cross a bergschrund to the base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Royal Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Mod. Snow
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The Jester
Trad, Snow, Alpine 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Jester
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine 7 pitches
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