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Mt. Francis Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,450'
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Submitted By: Mark Mahaney on May 31, 2012


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This peak is located directly north of the Kahiltna Basecamp.

Getting There 

About 1 mile north of the Main Kahiltna Basecamp.

Climbing Season

For the Denali National Park area.

Weather station 52.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Francis

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Francis:
South East Ridge   WI2     Ice, Alpine, 3600'   
Southwest Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 3600'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The last obstacle before the summit.

Southwest Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Alaska : Denali National Park : Mt. Francis
A great route just a short distance from Kahiltna basecamp. Can be done in a day or an easy overnight. Caution, the more gear you take the longer this climb will take you. Head down heartbreak hill to access the southwest ridge. Scramble up loose rock and scree to the first tower. The first towers go around 5.6-5.8, with short technical sections separated by snow slopes. There is a knife edge rock ridge that can create problems where a cornice usually hangs off it.The third tower you bypass by l...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is the route as seem from camp near the KIA. ...
BETA PHOTO: This is the route as seem from camp near the KIA. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is a view of the south side of Mt. Frances, a...
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