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Routes in Panorama Point

Bongo That Bitch S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Canadian Heat Wave S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cotter Unlimited S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Danger Stranger S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Dynosaur S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Firing Line, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gusel Jugs S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Harristotle S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Kentner's Mill S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ledgeway to Sleven S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lefty Lucy T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Nose Knows, The S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Redheaded Stepchild T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Righty Tighty S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slabawooke S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Description

Panorama Point is deserving of the the name with amazing views of the valley, port, and glacier caped mountains. The approach is well worth the hike and one of the most spectacular short adventures to be had in the area. This is the highest cliff in a cluster of four walls located above the east end of the runway. The cliff contains 15 climbs with half being at or below 5.10a. This wall has a lot of hardware put into it along with a few fun trad lines. I pack a lot of routes onto a medium sized cliff. Some of the more notable fetchers involve some long ledge traverses, huge dinos, dime size crimps on blank sections of face and wild open book steams. There is enough to keep climbers of any ability happy for a day of craging in the sun.

Getting There

Drive past the Valdez Airport and turn left into Valdez Glacier Campground. Follow the main road threw the campground to where it dead ends at the runway and park if driving a car. From here follow the Old Jeep Trail for 1/4 mile then take a small foot path near Airport Heights. This will lead you to a very defined trail that traverses up the mountain side following switch backs to all the crags in the area. The trail leads to the base Lookout Rock! then traverses along the bottom and continues up and right another hundred feet to Panorama Point. Approach time is 10-15 min.

P.S. Climbers have been on the good side of the camp hosts for many years, and we want to keep it that way. DRIVE SLOWLY IN THE CAMPGROUND and DO NOT PARK IN CAMPSITES. Saying hi and offering a beer every now and then can't hurt good relations :)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Panorama Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 6
Cotter Unlimited
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Bongo That Bitch
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Canadian Heat Wave
Sport, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Gusel Jugs
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cotter Unlimited
 6
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport, Alpine
Bongo That Bitch
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Canadian Heat Wave
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Gusel Jugs
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
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Taylor-B.
Valdez, AK
Taylor-B.   Valdez, AK
Thank you Nick for all your hard work to develop one of the best crags in the valley:) Apr 25, 2016
Looks like the trail was improved and the start relocated to the 1st right off the two track road. Currently marked with flags. Great trail up the hill now! Jun 23, 2016

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