Elevation: 387 ft
GPS: 60.758, -148.848 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Weicht on May 13, 2014 · Updates
Admins: L. Von Dommelheimer, Jared LaVacque

Description

The Byron Glacier Wall is (as of 2014) tucked under Byron Glacier and the surrounding mountains. The rock here is much more solid and polished than the climbs on the Seward Highway. The rock seams polished and compressed to into a quality that is worth climbing. Enjoy climbing this single pitch gray cliffs that pokes out of a green alder covered slope in this beautiful valley.
P.S. watch out for Avalanches in this area well into spring and summer.

Getting There

From Anchorage take the Seward Highway south past Girdwood then turn Left on Portage Glacier Rd toward Whittier and drive for 5 miles. Turn right on Byron Glacier Road then park at the lot .6 miles form the turnoff.
Follow the trail till it turns into a a scree slope with boulders. Hike up the slope to the walls that are near the south east corner of the glacier.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Byron Glacier Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Stick Shift
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Indian Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 6
Hungry Time
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Crossover
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Potentially Dry
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Crisco Kid
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Amway
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Icky Thump
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Black Pudding
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Rage Against the Disease
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 3
Black Cab Rarebit
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stick Shift
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Indian Crack
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hungry Time
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Crossover
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Potentially Dry
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Crisco Kid
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Amway
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Icky Thump
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Black Pudding
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rage Against the Disease
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Black Cab Rarebit
 3
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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