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Routes in Nugget Boulder

Almost Argyle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Banana Show T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mary Poppins S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Titanic T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Elevation: 2,646 ft
GPS: 61.823, -149.183 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: tom303 on Jun 19, 2014
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

Description

The Nugget Boulder is a 30 foot tall chunk of granite that has five good routes on it. The rock quality is excellent here.

The rock gets afternoon sun, as most of the routes are west facing. This is a great place to warm up, or a good place to take budding climbers.

There are (two,three?) bolted anchors on top, each equipped with rap rings. A "walk-off" is possible, although the jump may convince most parties to rappel.

Getting There

To access the Nugget Boulder, take the Archangel valley road until the Reed Lakes Trailhead (about two miles, on the right, just past the bridge). Be forewarned, this is a very rough road.

Once at the trailhead, follow the Reed Lakes trail for about a mile and a half, and the Nugget will be clearly visible on your right. You will pass through the remnants of the Snowbird Mine, before navigating northward around the beaver ponds.

The Nugget is right across the stream from the Snowbird Slab, look for the nice boulder with a clean chimney that splits the boulder in two.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nugget Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Titanic
Trad, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Mary Poppins
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Banana Show
Trad, TR, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Titanic 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine
Mary Poppins 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Sport, Alpine
Banana Show 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR, Alpine
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L. Von Dommelheimer   Anchorage  
I take issue with the nugget boulder having rock quality that is excellent compared to other areas in Hatcher. While the quality is good, most crags in Hatcher have excellent rock, this boulder is only good if you're looking for something to do after climbing at snowbird, dermatologist, high dive, etc. Jun 23, 2014

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