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Areas in Purinton Creek

Creekside Cliff 18 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Left Wall 8 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Lower Walls 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Upper Center Wall 8 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Upper Right Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 2,276 ft
GPS: 61.812, -148.138 Google Map · Climbing 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
Red Road
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pace or Race
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Red Road Creekside Cliff 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pace or Race Creekside Cliff 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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