Elevation: 2,276 ft
GPS: 61.812, -148.138 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Weicht on Jun 25, 2014
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

Description

Purinton Creek climbing area consists of about 50 routes that can all be seen right off the Glenn Highway. The area has a wide spread of grades form 5.fun to 5.hard. There are also many lines here that use a combo of trad and fixed gear so make sure to check the gear before heading up. Most of the rock here is of good quality yet be careful of loose spots scattered through out the crag. This is still Alaska. On the bright side there not much for organics growing on the walls and the area tends to be on of the driest in the state making Purinton a great place to go when Hatchers and the coast is getting rained on.

Getting There

Purinton Creek is located at Mile 89 of the Glenn Highway. Park at the creek or across the road from the crag and walk up hill a few hundred yards to the belay of your choice.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Purinton Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Shakti
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Rope Eater Dihedral
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Consumer Culture
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Fine Line
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 5
Murder
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Stoned Monkeys
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 4
Mind Riot
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Sapphire
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Garvey's Slab
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Alienizer
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Rope Eater Roof
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Black Lung
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
IXT
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Dreadful Lock
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Pumped Like A Horror
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shakti Creekside Cliff
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rope Eater Dihedral Creekside Cliff
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Consumer Culture Creekside Cliff
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Fine Line Lower Walls
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Murder Creekside Cliff
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Stoned Monkeys Creekside Cliff
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Mind Riot Creekside Cliff
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Sapphire Upper Right Wall
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Garvey's Slab Lower Walls
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Alienizer Upper Right Wall
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rope Eater Roof Creekside Cliff
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Black Lung Creekside Cliff
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
IXT Creekside Cliff
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Dreadful Lock Creekside Cliff
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Pumped Like A Horror Upper Center Wall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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