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19 Mile Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 61.11544, -145.80243 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Weicht on Feb 3, 2014
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The 19 Mile Wall is a 100+ foot cliff located as the name implies near mile 19 on the Richardson Highway. You will see this wall on the right side of the road after crossing the Sheep Creek Bridge. There is a very noticeable crack up the middle of the face and a parking area directly below the wall. The 45 minute hike through the alders may not be that appealing, but the stunning views of the Books and sounding area always make for a memorable day. If snow covers the alders, the approach is a breeze. The routes are trad between 5.7 and 5.8 with long raps, so bring two ropes or a 70m along with webbing for alders at the top of the routes.

Getting There 

Drive down the Richardson Highway. The wall is located up hill after crossing Sheep Creek. Park in the pullout directly bellow the cliff. Hike uphill 45 minutes and enjoy.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Swayze Express route topo

Swayze Express 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : 19 Mile Wall
Super fun route with some great moves!Climb a clean crack with plenty of face holds (5.7ish) gear to 4". As the crack disappears clip a bolt on the face and move toward the roof above. A good cam between the 1st and 2nd bolt protects the crux. The crux is a series of off balance moves into the roof/arete section. Follow the bolts to the top. Use the same anchor as "Shoop Dog". Rap from ring anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of 19 Mile Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A. New Era B. Shoop Dog C. Fudgecicle Chimney
BETA PHOTO: A. New Era B. Shoop Dog C. Fudgecicle Chimney
Rock Climbing Photo: 19 Mile Wall as viewed form the highway
19 Mile Wall as viewed form the highway

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By weber907
Apr 17, 2017
There is a trail now through the brush improving the approach.

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