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Mosquito Ledge Rock Climbing 


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Location: 60.88129, -149.03948 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Weicht on May 13, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: Mosquito Ledge as viewed form the road.

Description 

Mosquito Ledge is one of the best crag on the Seward Highway. The routes are long, the rock is great (for Alaska) and it is far enough away form the road to hear you climbing partner. As of 2014 the forest and moss was starting to take over but with a little more traffic and a good scrubbing she will come back to life in a hurry. Climbing Magazine #218 may have voted our humble highway the worst crag in America with a highlight on this crag but it goes to show they don’t know shit.

Getting There 

Drive 30.9 miles past the weight station to mile mark 83.8 and park on the side of the road. Cross to the railway tracks (if there are trains coming stay away form the rails or you will get called in to the Alaska Rail Road Co.) and follow them to a trail on the north end of the lake. Walk this some times overgrown trail to the base of the cliff. Don’t forget your bug spray.

Climbing Season

For the Seward Highway area.

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Unknown 1 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Alaska : Seward Highway : Mosquito Ledge
the trail meets the cliff climb up past the left side of the roof. The second bolt is located under the roof. Clip 2 & 3 could both use runners to cut down on rope drag. Pull a roof onto a ledge with small alders. Continue on face moves past a few small bulges and ledges to the anchor under a pine tree at the top of the cliff....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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By sarcasm
Apr 20, 2016
Finally came here and spent the day. I think it does have some of the best rock for the highway but it's also got some not so great rock. As of today, April 2016, the moss is really out of hand. I guess I should have cleaned it up but I didn't. It was cloudy and chilly so we just climbed and left. We did all the routes on the left side and even there you need to be a little selective on what you yank on. The movement and sequences of the climbs were all similar to one another but very enjoyable nonetheless. I may try to scrub it up this summer, but if anyone else is looking for a fun 'work day' well then this might just be the place for you!
By C. Williams
From: the Climber Cave
Apr 22, 2016
We did a bunch of scrubbing there summer 2015, cant believe it all grew back! Will continue this summer as well along with replacing the rest of the bolts on the wall.
By Nick Weicht
From: Valdez, AK
Apr 24, 2016
Hey Chris, I just picked up a leaf blower for cleaning off the walls down here and gave it a test run today. It works AWESOME!!! Wire brush, pick, chain saw and bristle brush to do the heavy work then hitting the wall with the blower for a couple passes to get rid of that last coat of dust, dirt and moss is the way to go!

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