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Portage Rock Climbing 


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Location: 60.76233, -148.84463 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

When the weather is nice, the two Portage Climbing areas offer incredible solitude and beauty, longer routes, and some good rock. The first area, Middle Glacier Canyon has very sharp, sometimes loose rock and gets nice morning sun. Here there are many two pitch climbs. Next, the byron Glacier area is made up of incredibly slick and usually very solid rock. Longer rope helpful. - The Scar

Getting There 

Head south 36 miles past the weigh station on the Sweard Highway and turn left onto Portage Glacier Road. Just after the Portage Railroad Station and the Portage Creeks.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',13],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Portage

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Portage:
Indian Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Byron Glacier Wall
Crossover   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Byron Glacier Wall
Crisco Kid   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Byron Glacier Wall
Icky Thump   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Byron Glacier Wall
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Featured Route For Portage
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Pudding is the third route form the left sid...

Black Pudding 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Byron Glacier Wall
Black Pudding climbs a smooth in-cut fetcher left of the bolt line. The first clip is located eight feet off the deck. Pull very smooth and sloping holds straight up to the anchor sheared with Icky Thump....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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