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Pivot Point Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 100'
Location: 61.0215, -149.74339 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on May 15, 2011
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Pivot Point parking area with "Shot Rock"...

Description 

Mile 2.2 past the Weigh Station. A secluded area that usually free of the noise of the highway. Usually relatively wind free as well. Can be dry if it is raining due to the tree cover and angle of the rock. Usually shady and if it is nice out you can count on seeing at least one other party.

Getting There 

At mile 2.2 from the weigh station you will see a large grassy ramp. Turn around if coming from Anchorage and park off the road a bit. Head up the faint trail until it forks. Pivot Point is the right area once you reach the fork and upper pivot point is another 5 minute hike up the left fork.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',9],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',4],['5.11',5],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pivot Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pivot Point:
Butt Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 25'   Upper Pivot Point
Man-thing   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 30'   Teenage Dome
Elite Eight   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 30'   Upper Pivot Point
Centre Fire   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   Lefty Area
Divine Nine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 30'   Upper Pivot Point
Squeeze, Don't Pull   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   Lefty Area
Pivot Point   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 40'   Lower Pivot Point
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Featured Route For Pivot Point
Rock Climbing Photo: Sat Nam Topo//Post Cleaning(Gardening)

Sat Nam 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  Alaska : Seward Highway : ... : Lower Pivot Point
A nice short mainly solid(for Seward Highway) sport route at lower Pivot Point. The business of the route is making powerful left trending moves up underclings/pockets and pinches. The crux starts just as the hands reach the 1st bolt and continue until just below the 3rd bolt. Note: Even though this route appears solid, it is still on the Highway and susceptible to freeze and thaw breakage. As a note the grade became more solid after I pulled a 15 pound (was an undercling pinch) block off just b...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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By Chris McNeil
From: Anchorage, AK
Aug 17, 2014
Having heard horror stories of bad rock along the highway, I was amazed by the quality of rock at this area--although not the most textured rock, certainly worth the time of checking it out.

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