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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.

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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:
West Buttress        Alpine, 12500'   Denali National Park : Denali
Messner Couloir   AI2     Ice, Alpine, 5000'   Denali National Park : Denali
NE Ridge        Alpine, 2700'   Denali National Park : Kahiltna Dome
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
Shaken not Stirred   WI5 M5     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
Japanese Couloir        Alpine, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Barrill
West Face Couloir   WI4+ M4 PG13     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 20 pitches, 4000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
Ham & Eggs   WI4 M4     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
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'   Denali National Park : Mt. Francis
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : The Throne
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : Middle Troll
South West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4     Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 4100'   Denali National Park : Peak 11,300
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   Denali National Park : Denali
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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Featured Route For Interior Alaska/Alaska Range
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Brooks viewed from West/Northwest on the Muldr...

North Ridge   Alaska : Denali National Park : Mt. Brooks
The route starts as the North East ridge (though any way up the apron works) before joining and becoming the North ridge proper. The talus/4th class rock field going up to the ridge can be a bit slippery. Once on the ridge, moderately exposed ridge climbing abounds with plenty of camping spots above 9000ft. The ridge is absolutely beautiful....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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