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Hatcher Pass bouldering is extensive. The areas are scattered throughout the base of the major cliffs and start at the start of Archangel Road, where it diverges from Fishhook road. The Reed Lakes area is listed separately from Hatcher Pass, due to its divergence in direction from Archangel Road. The rock is excellent granite, with fairly short alpine approaches. This area has contrasting weather windows, compared to other Anchorage areas.

A bouldering guide to Alaska was recently released by Todd Helgeson and covers most of the bouldering in Alaska and features an in depth Hatcher Pass section with great details and photos, to get the boulderer where they want to be climbing. The guide is available for sale at

Getting There 

From Anchorage drive north on the Glenn Highway, 45min, To Palmer small town to pass through,30 min, to N. Palmer Fishhook Rd. You will take this for another hour north, Drive parallel to Reed River up to the "Mother Lode Lodge" take the sharp left turn up the switch back, head up the hill for a mile. Take the sharp right up a single gravel road, And see the sign Archangel Rd. Continue on this past a river and then over a bridge.

Climbing Season

For the Hatcher Pass area.

Weather station 15.3 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Archangel Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Archangel Bouldering:
Seasons of the Mist   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Diamond South Boulders
Psycho Ex   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   Fairangel Valley Area : Girlfriend Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Scareball

Scareball Masterpiece V5 6C Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Lost World
This problem is clearly visible from the road. It is a large blunt arete that sticks out of the side of the hill at the far end of the diamond south boulders. the south side of the boulder is brilliant orange granite. Start on the left before the arete and Climb fun jugs towards the right through some dynamic moves to the lip. From the lip climb smaller holds until you're on the "headwall" make a barndoor move to pinch in the middle of the face. Make a move to the arete and follow it to an easy ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of Archangel Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: South Side of the Diamond
South Side of the Diamond
Rock Climbing Photo: The Muffin Man Boulder.
The Muffin Man Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: South Side of the Diamond.
South Side of the Diamond.

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