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Byron Glacier Wall

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Byron Glacier Wall Rock Climbing 


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The view up valley from the Byron Glacier Wall

Description 

The Byron Glacier Wall is (as of 2014) tucked under Byron Glacier and the surrounding mountains. The rock here is much more solid and polished than the climbs on the Seward Highway. The rock seams polished and compressed to into a quality that is worth climbing. Enjoy climbing this single pitch gray cliffs that pokes out of a green alder covered slope in this beautiful valley.
P.S. watch out for Avalanches in this area well into spring and summer.

Getting There 

From Anchorage take the Seward Highway south past Girdwood then turn Left on Portage Glacier Rd toward Whittier and drive for 5 miles. Turn right on Byron Glacier Road then park at the lot .6 miles form the turnoff.
Follow the trail till it turns into a a scree slope with boulders. Hike up the slope to the walls that are near the south east corner of the glacier.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',13],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Byron Glacier Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Byron Glacier Wall:
Indian Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Crossover   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Crisco Kid   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Icky Thump   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Spotted Dick 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Byron Glacier Wall
Spotted Dick starts on a very smooth face with some tinny crimps of quartzite. Climb past white lines to a blank, sloping face. Smear your way past some small mossy moves on the upper section. The bolts are well spaced on this line so its a good thing there are no ledges to hit if you blow a clip. This route can remain wet during the spring melting season or long after a heavy rain....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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Rock Climbing Photo: The trail head to Byron Glacier Wall
The trail head to Byron Glacier Wall

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