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Grapefruit Rocks Rock Climbing 


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Location: 65.29056, -148.17637 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Same limestone band that forms the climbs in this region. The limestone here is polished and requires technical movement on thin edges coupled with creative footwork. This remarkable area rests within a vast expanse of rolling hills and domes blanketed with Boreal forest consisting of Paper Birch and Aspen groves that create a landscape of colorful patterns that blend and contrast with the region's Black and White spruce species. The radical swings of temperature gradient and sunlight at this high latitude makes this subarctic area a singular climbing experience in the Interior.

Getting There 

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. More specific directions are within the text for East and West Grapefruit Rocks.

Climbing Season



Weather station 29.5 miles from here

78 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',7],['5.8',8],['5.9',20],['5.10',22],['5.11',12],['5.12',0],['5.13',2],['>=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 Grapefruit Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grapefruit Rocks:
Trent Stone   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'    West Grapefruit Rocks : First Crag
Head First   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 25'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Gorilla's Head
Sandbag   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Twin Towers
Crackbaby   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Crackland
Bring Your Dancing Shoes   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Crackland
There's Got To Be A Way   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'    East Grapefruit Rocks : Twin Towers
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