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Morning Star Gully Rock Climbing 

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Morning sun, sheltered from the wind, good rock for the highway.

Getting There 

Park at mile 110, just past Beluga Point on the left hand side of the road, going away from Anchorage. There is a highly littered and vandalized section of rock in a dirt parking area and that is where the trail starts. Go around the boulder and up the obvious wooded area through discontinuous trails. Keep in mind to stay right toward Sunshine Ridge.

To reach the gully from the end of the trail system, continue downward from the top of Sunshine Ridge through thick vegetation (Caution: A Lot of Cow Parsnip and Devils Club) and venture into the steep gully.


Rap off of the easily accessible chain anchors of the the Unknown 3 route anchors.

Before and after the summer season, the Devil's Club won't be an issue as it is seasonal, but during a rainy summer, the last part of the hike(without rappelling) could prove to be quite irritating with Cow Parsnip/Devil's Club.

Climbing Season

For the Seward Highway area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

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By Jay Swamidass
From: Anchorage, AK
May 14, 2016
Sadly, as of today (May 14, 2016), just about every bolt in this area is rusted, pitted, and generally terrifying. There are a couple exceptions where someone has re-bolted, but pretty much every route is a serious accident waiting to happen. It's a shame, as the routes look like they would be pretty fun. If anyone has re-bolting experience, I'd be glad to lend a hand and/or $$ to fix up this area.

Rock Climbing Photo: Bad bolt, representative of pretty much all bolts ...
Bad bolt, representative of pretty much all bolts at Morning Star Gully

Rock Climbing Photo: Bad bolt at Morning Star Gully
Bad bolt at Morning Star Gully

Rock Climbing Photo: Bad bolt at Morning Star Gully. Just one of many (...
Bad bolt at Morning Star Gully. Just one of many (read: almost all of them).

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