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Interior Alaska/Alaska Range Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Interior is inclusive of most of the main land-locked regions of the state, not bordered by coasts. The largest city in the Interior is Fairbanks, which is about 8 hours by car, north of Anchorage. This huge expanse of land includes the Alaska Range, which is where the highest peak in North America is located, Mt.Mckinley/Denali.

Getting There 

Depending on what part of the interior you are travelling to, it might be ideal to land in Fairbanks, or Anchorage International Airport and then bush plane or car.

Climbing Season



Weather station 83.0 miles from here

74 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Interior Alaska/Alaska Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Interior Alaska/Alaska Range:
Shaken not Stirred   WI5 M5     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
Messner Couloir   AI2     Ice, Alpine, 5000'   Denali National Park : Denali
Ham & Eggs   WI4 M4     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
Japanese Couloir        Alpine, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Barrill
The West Rib        Alpine, 9200'   Denali National Park : Denali
West Ridge   AI1-2     Ice, Alpine, 4000'   Delta Range : White Princess
South East Ridge   WI2     Ice, Alpine, 3600'   Denali National Park : Mt. Francis
West Face Couloir   WI4+ M4 PG13     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 20 pitches, 4000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
West Buttress        Alpine, 12500'   Denali National Park : Denali
The Harvard Route   WI3 M6 C1     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 30 pitches, 4000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : The Throne
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   Denali National Park : Denali
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : Middle Troll
Southwest Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 3600'   Denali National Park : Mt. Francis
South West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4     Mixed, Alpine, 4100'   Denali National Park : Peak 11,300
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 6000'   Denali National Park : 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Shaken not stirred

Shaken not Stirred WI5 M5  AK : Denali National Park : ... : Moose's Tooth
Sweetnees up the West Face a step up from Ham & Eggs. Drop down to the true base for a full value experince or head up from the high point on the glaicer and climb an arching 5.8 ish pitch to enter the weakness. Navigate steep snow and a few cruxy sections till "the Narrows" 500-600 feet of thin technical mixed climbing. Make your plays and head on to Englishman's col. Decend via fixed anchors with double ropes. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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