Mt. Francis Rock Climbing
View of the south side of Mt. Frances as seen from...
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This peak is located directly north of the Kahiltna Basecamp.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Francis:
Featured Route For Mt. Francis
Southwest Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c AK
: 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 AK
BETA PHOTO: This is the route as seem from camp near the KIA. ...
This is a view of the south side of Mt. Frances, a...