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Loveland PK Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,655'
Location: 61.13941, -145.8026 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Taylor-B. on Aug 21, 2015
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Loveland PK is a great place for some early/late season turns or an enjoyable mountaineering route in the summer that requires zero bush whacking. Loveland PK is also very significant because it is the furthest peak West on TP and its South Face drops close to 5,0OOft down to the Lowe River and creates orographic lifting from the moisture laden storms rolling in from the Gulf of Alaska, hence creating one of the snowiest basins that is easily accessed on foot in the greater Valdez area. Lots of SNOW, perhaps +1500 inches of snow a year!

Getting There 

Park on the south bound side of the Richardson HWY right before the DOT building, DO NOT park on the DOT driveway.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

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Park at mile marker 27 and make sure you do not park on the DOT maintenance road. Ascend up the slope right off the road and aim for the large electrical line tower. In the summer there is a faint trail that ascends up the lateral moraine all the way up to the toe of the DOT Glacier that is marked with cairns, this is also a good route in the winter months. During the snowy months one can also traverse easily into the fall line drainage that runs off the DOT Glacier, in the spring this may be a ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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