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Archangel Valley Bouldering - Diamond, Fairangel, Monolith, Roadside, Indianhead Climbing


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Archangel Bouldering 0 / 0 / 1 / 26 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 26
Elevation: 2,913 ft
GPS: 61.812, -149.235 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Jared LaVacque on Jun 28, 2013
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

Description

This is a very untouched climbing area or rather unknown, full of FA's. The rock is blocky granite with alot of moss because the area receives steady rain in the spring and fall. Current sites covering bouldering at Hatcher Pass are www.akclimber.com, run by Todd Helgeson.

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


Two rockclimbing guides cover the climbing in Hatcher Pass, both are by Kelsey Gray. They are both titled "Alaska Rock Climbing Guide" and are available in two volumes.

Getting There

From Anchorage drive north on the Glenn Highway, 30 minutes, to Palmer. Continue through two stop lights, prior to ascending the large hill, that leaves Palmer. Keep following the Glenn to N. Palmer Fishhook Rd., which will be on the left hand side, approximately 2 miles from the 1st stop light. You will take this for 30 minutes. Drive parallel to the Little Susitna river up to the "Mother Lode Lodge" take the sharp U-turn, head up the hill for a few hundred yards, then take the easy-to-miss, sharp right up a single gravel road,you will see the Archangel Rd. sign. Continue on this past a river and then over a bridge. The climbing begins approximately 3.75 miles up. The bouldering starts at the Aldershade Boulders(marked by a large cairn on the right side of the road) on the right hand side, hidden by view, but right off the side of the road, around mile 1.75 from the start of Archangel Road. A 4x4 is required if you want to drive past the Reed Lakes Trailhead parking lot, which is approximately 2.5 miles up the road from the start.

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