Elevation: 4,191 ft
GPS: 61.838, -149.258 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: The Shocker on Jun 27, 2016 · Updates
Admins: L. Von Dommelheimer, Jared LaVacque

Description

Some choss, some splitters. Not exactly sport climbing. Not ADA approved.

Nunatak (from the Inuit word 'nunataq') is a term referring to a rock formation protruding from a glacier or ice sheet. The astute hiker will notice from the pass that, while informally named The Nunatak, this formation is, in fact, no longer a nunatak. Thanks to warming temperatures and melting ice, the Snowbird Glacier has shrunk and instead of surrounding the small peak, now exists as two separate lobes that come together below the formation. Judging by photos in the nearby Snowbird Hut, this change came about sometime around 2010.

Getting There

Walk, or hop? Follow the directions for the initial approach to Glacier Creek Drainage and Snowbird Glacier . The approach time from Reed Lakes is variable depending on season, fitness etc. Modern means of approach can make this quicker but heavier on the wallet.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nunatak

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Chasing the Sun
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Chasing the Sun
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
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