Elevation: 1,013 ft
GPS: 65.291, -148.176 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jared LaVacque on May 4, 2015
Admins: L. Von Dommelheimer, Jared LaVacque

Description

Same limestone band that forms the climbs in this region. The limestone here is polished and requires technical movement on thin edges coupled with creative footwork. This remarkable area rests within a vast expanse of rolling hills and domes blanketed with Boreal forest consisting of Paper Birch and Aspen groves that create a landscape of colorful patterns that blend and contrast with the region's Black and White spruce species. The radical swings of temperature gradient and sunlight at this high latitude makes this subarctic area a singular climbing experience in the Interior.

Getting There

Travel North from Fairbanks on the Elliot Highway. You will pass Wickersham Dome trailhead at Milemarker 28 and at about Milemarker 38 you will pass Globe Creek with the crags visible on the low rising dome on the right side of the highway. More specific directions are within the text for East and West Grapefruit Rocks.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grapefruit Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Trent Stone
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4
 7
Here Comes the Sun
Sport, TR, Mixed
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 7
Get Your Mojo Back
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Fern Gully
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Sandbag
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
[Redacted]
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Do the Dew
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Cold Mountain
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b M6+
 3
Pocket Full of Slab
Sport, TR, Mixed
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Even Smoke Jumpers Get the Blues
Sport, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Bring Your Dancing Shoes
Sport, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
The Uncarved Block
Trad, Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
The Thin Grey Line
Sport, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Nest Egg
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
White Face
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trent Stone W Grapefruit Rocks > First Crag
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Here Comes the Sun W Grapefruit Rocks > Sunnyside
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4 Sport, TR, Mixed
Get Your Mojo Back E Grapefruit Rocks > Falcon Rock
 7
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Fern Gully W Grapefruit Rocks > First Crag
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sandbag E Grapefruit Rocks > Twin Towers
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
[Redacted] E Grapefruit Rocks > Crackland
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Do the Dew E Grapefruit Rocks > Beggar's Canyon
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport, TR
Cold Mountain E Grapefruit Rocks > Beggar's Canyon
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Full of Slab W Grapefruit Rocks > Sunnyside
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b M6+ Sport, TR, Mixed
Even Smoke Jumpers Get the… W Grapefruit Rocks > Rubble Pile Crag
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Bring Your Dancing Shoes E Grapefruit Rocks > Crackland
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
The Uncarved Block E Grapefruit Rocks > Beggar's Canyon
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport, TR
The Thin Grey Line E Grapefruit Rocks > Falcon Rock
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Nest Egg W Grapefruit Rocks > Ravendale (aka Lost C…
 8
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
White Face W Grapefruit Rocks > Ravendale (aka Lost C…
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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