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Nugget Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,646'
Location: 61.82295, -149.18261 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: tom303 on Jun 20, 2014
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Banana Show- Nugget Boulder, Hatcher Pass, AK


The Nugget Boulder is a 30 foot tall chunk of granite that has five good routes on it. The rock quality is excellent here.

The rock gets afternoon sun, as most of the routes are west facing. This is a great place to warm up, or a good place to take budding climbers.

There are (two,three?) bolted anchors on top, each equipped with rap rings. A "walk-off" is possible, although the jump may convince most parties to rappel.

Getting There 

To access the Nugget Boulder, take the Archangel valley road until the Reed Lakes Trailhead (about two miles, on the right, just past the bridge). Be forewarned, this is a very rough road.

Once at the trailhead, follow the Reed Lakes trail for about a mile and a half, and the Nugget will be clearly visible on your right. You will pass through the remnants of the Snowbird Mine, before navigating northward around the beaver ponds.

The Nugget is right across the stream from the Snowbird Slab, look for the nice boulder with a clean chimney that splits the boulder in two.

Climbing Season

For the Hatcher Pass area.

Weather station 14.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Nugget Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Nugget Boulder:
Titanic   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 25'   
Mary Poppins   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 25'   
Banana Show   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 25'   
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Featured Route For Nugget Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Mary Poppins climbs the obvious chimney.

Mary Poppins 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Nugget Boulder
Mary Poppins climbs the Nugget's prominent chimney. Start inside, clip a bolt, then work your way onto the face near the second bolt. Slightly runout, but very secure for a 5.7 chimney....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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By L. Von Dommelheimer
From: Anchorage
Jun 23, 2014
I take issue with the nugget boulder having rock quality that is excellent compared to other areas in Hatcher. While the quality is good, most crags in Hatcher have excellent rock, this boulder is only good if you're looking for something to do after climbing at snowbird, dermatologist, high dive, etc.

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