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Juneau Rock Climbing 

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Juneau holds several small crags along the road system with a variety of rock and styles of climbing. Everything from bouldering, to sport climbing - even a few trad lines exist. Approaches can be a bit tricky, the rock can be a bit dirty, but the climbs are of fine quality and the locations are almost always incredible. Bring a brush and some bug repellent. For most of the climbs you need no more than ten draws and a 60m rope. Route descriptions will let you know of anything else that may be helpful.

Getting There 

Juneau is accessible only by boat or plane. While it is generally not a climbing destination, if you are visiting it can't hurt to bring along your shoes and a rope. If you are going to be here for the summer, you may want to bring along your rack; the Juneau Ice Field has several impressive granite spires that make for excellent alpine climbs.

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Weather station 3.0 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Juneau

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Juneau:
Solva Buttress   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Mendenhall Towers
South Buttress - Main Tower   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1200'   Mendenhall Towers
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Featured Route For Juneau
Rock Climbing Photo: Aug 2015. Route follows sun/shade line on main tow...

South Buttress - Main Tower 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Alaska : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : ... : Mendenhall Towers
Approach: Start at base of south facing buttress on the Main Tower (3rd Tower). P1: Cross schrund where allowable and climb 5th class to gain 4th class terrain below prominent left facing corner on south buttress. P2: 4th class terrain to base of left facing corner below headwall.P3: Climb left facing corner up to left trending ramp/traverse that accesses pillar at base of main headwall. Belay at notch in pillar at the end of the traverse. 10a moves towards top of corner to gain traverse. P4: Sh...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau.  May 07.
Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau. May 07.
Rock Climbing Photo: Near Mendenhall Glacer.  May 07.
Near Mendenhall Glacer. May 07.
Rock Climbing Photo: Juneau from the water.  May '07.
Juneau from the water. May '07.

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