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: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Groove'n
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Trent Stone
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
70's Bush
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Here Comes the Sun
Sport, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 5
Get Your Mojo Back
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Sandbag
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
[Redacted]
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Mourning Glory
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Tall Ginger
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 14
There's Got To Be A Way
Sport, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Bring Your Dancing Shoes
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
The Thin Grey Line
Sport, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Nest Egg
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Groove'n E Grapefruit Rocks > Twin Towers
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Trent Stone W Grapefruit Rocks > First Crag
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
70's Bush E Grapefruit Rocks > Falcon Rock
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Here Comes the Sun W Grapefruit Rocks > Sunnyside
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Get Your Mojo Back E Grapefruit Rocks > Falcon Rock
 5
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Sandbag E Grapefruit Rocks > Twin Towers
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
[Redacted] E Grapefruit Rocks > Crackland
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Mourning Glory E Grapefruit Rocks > Morning Wall (Back Wall)
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Tall Ginger E Grapefruit Rocks > Twin Towers
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
There's Got To Be A Way E Grapefruit Rocks > Twin Towers
 14
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
Bring Your Dancing Shoes E Grapefruit Rocks > Crackland
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
The Thin Grey Line E Grapefruit Rocks > Falcon Rock
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Nest Egg W Grapefruit Rocks > Ravendale (aka Lost C…
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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