All Locations > Alaska > Interior Alaska/A… > Denali National Park > Little Switzerland > The Plunger
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Routes in The Plunger
|North Face T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|West Face T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 150 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||264 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Richard Shore on May 20, 2013|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
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DescriptionA short two-pitch route up the awesome Plunger pinnacle. Climb moderate snow and cross a bergschrund to access the base of the rock. Many possible starts are available, I will describe the obvious one we took.
P1) 5.6-5.7, ~80'. Up a low-angle left-facing dihedral to a belay in a notch from boulders with fixed rappel slings.
P2) 5.10a, 50'. Scramble over boulders and down slightly, traversing around to the left (north)side of the summit block on a small foot-ledge. Climb up a handcrack on a near-vertical wall to the summit. Belay from gear at the summit, or downclimb 10' of easy 5th class on the south side of the summit to the sling/rappel anchor. This pitch could also be easily aided/French-freed at C1.