Perfect day in the Interior. Wickersham Dome to th...
Excellent isolated setting that has superb views and some worthy climbs. On the south-eastern aspect of the East Grapefruits Dome, and situated high above the North fork of Globe Creek, Crackland constitutes one in a set of backside area crags that are extensions of the same limestone band that overlooks the area. Quality rock exists and the routes should clean up with some traffic.
Travel North from Fairbanks on the Elliot Highway. You will pass Wickersham Dome trailhead at Milemarker 28 and at about Milemarker 38 you will pass Globe Creek with the crags visible on the low rising dome on the right side of the highway. Before the obvious side cut, and the turn off for the East Grapefruit Area, take a right on a dirt road that is guarded by a red gate. Park here if gate is locked, if not continue up the road (close gate behind you) to a parking area. At the far end of the parking area is a trail that traverses East to the backside of the dome. There are cairns that mark trail along the way; the trail is becoming more apparent as it sees more use. Traversing some talus slopes you will notice some smaller crags uphill, and the trail continues until you run into Crackland. Approach time takes 20 to 25 minutes.
Climbing Season For the East Grapefruit Rocks area.
Weather station 2.7 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Crackland
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Crackland:
Crackbaby 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Crackbaby 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a AK
: Fairbanks and Vicinity
: ... : Crackland
This route requires gear and sports 2 bolts at about 1/2 way height. This route is one of the best that I've climbed in the Interior. The bottom section is run out and the first of the bolts is approx. 20 feet out so be aware if you lead from the ground up. Excellent combination of crimpers and sideway pulls, face climbing and two small roofs make this climb consistently serious. I would say the distinct crux is the pair of roofs below the anchors. Make sure to tape up for pulling the roofs as t...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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Passing storm over the Grapefruit environs.
BETA PHOTO: Crack route just to the right of Wavey Gravey: Ira...
BETA PHOTO: Crackland as seen from approach trail, backside of...
By Dan Ferguson
Jul 24, 2008
I think (like 90% sure) Frank Olive is responsible for cleaning/equipping most of the routes listed here in the Crackland area. Summer of 2002 or 2003 maybe?