Array ( [0] => 105708955 [1] => 105909311 [2] => 106905072 [3] => 106207101 [4] => 106931730 [5] => 109080449 ) Rock Climbing Routes & Photos in Independence Crag, Anchorage & South Central Alaska
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Independence Crag

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Independence Crag Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: L. Von Dommelheimer on Jun 9, 2014
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  • Private property with public access. Be mindful to keep climbing accessible!! MORE INFO >>>
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  • Description 

    This crag is located above Independence Mine. I has several lines from 5.9 to 5.11. Most of these require some gear. There are plenty of scenic qualities in this area, including the original 1908 mine shaft. Keep in mind that these shafts are very, very unstable and shouldn't be entered.

    Getting There 

    From independence mine parking area head up the paved trail towards the water tunnel. Go through the gap in the railing and onto the "Mill Loop Trail." You can see the crag up and left. Follow a defined dirt trail towards the left. There are tailings coming from the base of the climbs.

    Climbing Season

    For the Hatcher Pass area.

    Weather station 16.7 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Independence Crag

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Independence Crag:
    Slabbyville    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 90'   
    Ivan the Impaler   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 100'   
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    Featured Route For Independence Crag

    Avoid the Noid 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Independence Crag
    This route climbs up between two corner systems past a drill hole and then past an iron rod (don't impale yourself) it continues up passing many bolts and gear placements. It's best to extend the bolt that is further left than all the rest. There are many bolts in the last 20ft of climbing, and fewer at the bottom....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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