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Main Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 65.4655, -146.4391 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Richard Shore on Jul 5, 2013
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Prindle Main Wall and satellite buttresses as seen...


The dominating feature within the Mt Prindle climbing area, the Main Wall is nearly 1,000' tall at it's apex and equally wide at it's base. Rock quality runs the gamut from good to bad to gravel and vegetation. Lichen is ever-present, and a pair of sunglasses are an essential part of the rack to keep the flying bits out of your eyes. A wide variety of routes exist on the Main Wall, from the "popular" Ghirardelli on the left end to some big-wall style aid routes on it's right side.

Getting There 

See main page for approach information.

Climbing Season

For the Fairbanks and Vicinity area.

Weather station 35.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Giradelli   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 900'   
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Featured Route For Main Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The 5.8 first pitch (P5 total) of Thin Mint.

Thin Mint 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Alaska : Fairbanks and Vicinity : ... : Main Wall
An fun variation/direct finish to the Ghirardelli 5.9 route. The second pitch (pitch 6 of the linkup) 5.6 handcrack/corner was the highlight of the whole Ghirardelli experience, IMO.P5) From atop the 4th class P4 of Ghirardelli, instead of traversing out left around the tower, tackle the steep flakes/blocks above, just left of the tower's sharp arête. Belay at a large grassy ledge. 5.8P6) Move out left on the grassy ledge to the clean and enjoyable hand-crack in a tight right-facing corner. Pul...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Prindle climbing areas. Photo by Tobin Petty
BETA PHOTO: Mount Prindle climbing areas. Photo by Tobin Petty

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