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Panorama Point Rock Climbing 


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Location: 61.14021, -146.22031 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Weicht on Jan 23, 2014
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Description 

Panorama Point is deserving of the the name with amazing views of the valley, port, and glacier caped mountains. The approach is well worth the hike and one of the most spectacular short adventures to be had in the area. This is the highest cliff in a cluster of four walls located above the east end of the runway. The cliff contains 15 climbs with half being at or below 5.10a. This wall has a lot of hardware put into it along with a few fun trad lines. I pack a lot of routes onto a medium sized cliff. Some of the more notable fetchers involve some long ledge traverses, huge dinos, dime size crimps on blank sections of face and wild open book steams. There is enough to keep climbers of any ability happy for a day of craging in the sun.

Getting There 

Drive past the Valdez Airport and turn left into Valdez Glacier Campground. Follow the main road threw the campground to where it dead ends at the runway and park if driving a car. From here follow the Old Jeep Trail for 1/4 mile then take a small foot path near Airport Heights. This will lead you to a very defined trail that traverses up the mountain side following switch backs to all the crags in the area. The trail leads to the base Lookout Rock! then traverses along the bottom and continues up and right another hundred feet to Panorama Point. Approach time is 10-15 min.

P.S. Climbers have been on the good side of the camp hosts for many years, and we want to keep it that way. DRIVE SLOWLY IN THE CAMPGROUND and DO NOT PARK IN CAMPSITES. Saying hi and offering a beer every now and then can't hurt good relations :)

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Panorama Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Panorama Point:
Canadian Heatwave    5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'   
Bongo That Bitch   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
FFFA   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'   
Gusel Jugs   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For Panorama Point
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama Point after being developed in 2015.

FFFA 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Panorama Point
This route starts on the Steep face directly above a small cave at the base of the Crag. Pull difficult cramps for the first 3 bolt crux and continue up steep technical climbing. Save some finger strength 4 the last two clips below the anchor and hope your calluses are thicker and these moves are Sharp. Clip the chains and enjoy the view. The FFFA first free female accent happened in the spring of 2016. Way to go Lang!!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of Panorama Point Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the left half of Panorama Point.
BETA PHOTO: This is the left half of Panorama Point.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat checking out new route potential at Panoram Po...
Pat checking out new route potential at Panoram Po...

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By Taylor-B.
From: Valdez, AK
Apr 25, 2016
Thank you Nick for all your hard work to develop one of the best crags in the valley:)
By weber907
Jun 23, 2016
Looks like the trail was improved and the start relocated to the 1st right off the two track road. Currently marked with flags. Great trail up the hill now!

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