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Capt. Cook State Recreation Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 60.78544, -151.05364 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Natalie and Nic Larson on Jun 30, 2013
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Bouldering area in the kenai tidal flats, there is a ton of boulders out here, most only accessible when the tide is out, but there are a couple on the shore that you can climb when the tide is in.( Depending of the height of the tide ) The weather is usually not bad can be a bit chilly when the wind is blowing but seems to be pretty nice on avg. Boulders are different types, granite, mixed quartz, and our favorite is a volcanic rock, its not crumbly like you usually find and has a ton of hand holds of different types although alot can be rough on the hands. The area is pretty empty and any people who are out there won't bother you, we haven't run into any other climbers yet, only tourists walking along the beach or locals who rode their atvs in the other direction. Definitely worth checking out and we will add routes and pictures as we chart them :)

Getting There 

Drive north from kenai, through nikiski until the road ends at the Capt cook state rec area, turn left to go to the picnic area, there is day use parking and a bathroom over looking the beach, walk down the trail on the left that the atvs use for beach access. If the tide is out you will see a play ground of boulders! Be sure to check tide reports and watch the water as it comes in faster then you think, if the tide is in follow the beach to the left and you will find a couple good boulders to climb on including Seed of Redoubt and two others accessible during high tide. Enjoy!

Climbing Season

For the Kenai Peninsula area.

Weather station 22.1 miles from here

60 Total Climbing Routes

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By Jared LaVacque
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From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jul 13, 2013
akclimber.com/2013/07/captain-...


See the URL above for information about bouldering with great pics and write-up by Dave Funatake.
By Echoinfi
Aug 27, 2015
I had some great sessions up here this summer and on Nikiski Beach. The quality can be amazing. I will try to post up what I did to the site once I get sometime. I don't know if I was the first on some of these, please let me know if I'm wrong, but I would recommend this place if you are in the area. Here is a video of some of the climbing I did.


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