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Denali National Park Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 63.0649, -151.17191 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Denali National Park is home to the tallest mountain in North America. Denali stands tall at 20,320 feet. Denali NP is also home to the Alaska Range and some of the most beautiful and remote walls in the world.

Getting There 

Drive north from Anchorage for 240 miles or south from Fairbanks for 125 miles. You can fly into Denali NP with certain aviation companies.

Climbing Season



Weather station 52.0 miles from here

71 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',23],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',4],['5.8',15],['5.9',5],['5.10',16],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 Denali National Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Denali National Park:
West Buttress   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 12500'   Denali
Ham & Eggs   WI4 M4     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
NE Ridge        Alpine, 2700'   Kahiltna Dome
South East Ridge   WI2     Ice, Alpine, 3600'   Mt. Francis
Japanese Couloir        Alpine, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Barrill
Messner Couloir   AI2     Ice, Alpine, 5000'   Denali
West Face Couloir   WI4+ M4 PG13     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 20 pitches, 4000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
Shaken not Stirred   WI5 M5     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
The West Rib        Alpine, 9200'   Denali
The Harvard Route   WI3 M6 C1     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 30 pitches, 4000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
Southwest Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 3600'   Mt. Francis
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : Middle Troll
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : The Throne
South West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4     Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 4100'   Peak 11,300
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   Denali
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 6000'   Mt Hunter
Two Towers   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches   Little Switzerland : Dragon's Spine
Goldfinger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 2000'   Ruth Gorge : The Stump
West Face   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 150'   Little Switzerland : The Plunger
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Featured Route For Denali National Park
Rock Climbing Photo: Richard Shore on P2 of the West Face of The Plunge...

West Face 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Alaska : Denali National Park : ... : The Plunger
A short two-pitch route up the awesome Plunger pinnacle. The first ascent party severely overrated the crux pitch at 5.12a/b. From my experience (based on Indian Creek and Yosemite-style splitter cracks), this is no harder than about 5.11b.Climb moderate snow and cross a bergschrund to access the base of the rock. Many possible starts are available, I will describe the obvious one we took.P1) 5.6-5.7, ~80'. Up a low-angle left-facing dihedral to a belay in a notch from boulders with fixed rappel...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of Denali National Park Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dried, cracked, and painful fingers after a month ...
Dried, cracked, and painful fingers after a month ...
Rock Climbing Photo: JB on upper snowfield to gain the Nettle-Quirk Cou...
JB on upper snowfield to gain the Nettle-Quirk Cou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the Nettle - Quirk Couloir Mt. Huntington...
Starting the Nettle - Quirk Couloir Mt. Huntington...
Rock Climbing Photo: Denali National Park, Sultana Pk. (aka Mt. Foraker...
Denali National Park, Sultana Pk. (aka Mt. Foraker...
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the west ridge of Mt. Hunter. This was tak...
View of the west ridge of Mt. Hunter. This was tak...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alan Long on the East Buttress of the Citadel (V 5...
Alan Long on the East Buttress of the Citadel (V 5...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Burton on the Harvard route west face Mt Hunt...
Jeff Burton on the Harvard route west face Mt Hunt...
Rock Climbing Photo: J. Burton, G. Child & M. Kennedy waiting for a rid...
J. Burton, G. Child & M. Kennedy waiting for a rid...
Rock Climbing Photo: Denali National Park
Denali National Park
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of Denali, as seen from the Kahiltna Baseca...
A view of Denali, as seen from the Kahiltna Baseca...
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp for Denali
Camp for Denali
Rock Climbing Photo: traveling in style after the climb, beautiful down...
traveling in style after the climb, beautiful down...
Rock Climbing Photo: Panoramic view of the Range from Talkeetna
Panoramic view of the Range from Talkeetna
Rock Climbing Photo: KIA - Kahiltna International Airport
KIA - Kahiltna International Airport
Rock Climbing Photo: The TAT "Otter"
The TAT "Otter"
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy Carson leading the crux on the FA of the Wyom...
BETA PHOTO: Andy Carson leading the crux on the FA of the Wyom...
Rock Climbing Photo: The AMS Fork off of the main Eldridge glacier in m...
BETA PHOTO: The AMS Fork off of the main Eldridge glacier in m...
Rock Climbing Photo: Denali from Stony Dome.
Denali from Stony Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: please email denaliresearchproject@gmail.com for m...
BETA PHOTO: please email denaliresearchproject@gmail.com for m...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Burton upper part of The Harvard route on Mt ...
Jeff Burton upper part of The Harvard route on Mt ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Denali glowing at around 10pm.
Denali glowing at around 10pm.
Rock Climbing Photo: TAT plane, note the 1954.  If only they made thing...
TAT plane, note the 1954. If only they made thing...

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