Mendenhall Towers Rock Climbing
Mendenhall Towers south faces.
Located about 12 miles north of Juneau this 7 summited massif has numerous routes from 500ft to 2500ft. The south faces are much cleaner but shorter than those on the north.
There are several ways to get out there, ski from blackerby ridge north until you reach the north branch of the mendenhall glacier. Or head directly up the mendenhall glacier via the west glacier trail. Most parties however just take the 15-20 minute flight from Juneau with coastal helicopters.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 3.0 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mendenhall Towers
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mendenhall Towers:
Solva Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'
Featured Route For Mendenhall Towers
Balancing Act - West Tower 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Alaska
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Approach: Start on south side of Mendenhall towers, several hundred feet west of Mountaineer's Route start. Start below gully leading out from the large perched basin on the west tower(Tower #1).Climb:P1: Climb 5.7 terrain up gully to intermediate ledge.P2: Climb up through 5.10 offwidth to gain low angle gully system leading to upper faces.Scramble up gully to base of upper faces.P3: Climb 5.8 terrain to gain base of razor-edge flake leading up and leftwards.P4: Follow razor-edge flake, 5...[more] Browse More Classics in Alaska
By Mike Fields
Sep 8, 2015
Planning on a trip to the south side of Main Tower next june to climb the Mountaineers Route - anyone with knowledge of route willing to answer a couple of questions?