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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',19],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['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:
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   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Byron Glacier Wall
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Featured Route For Portage
Rock Climbing Photo: Spotted Dick climbs up a tall section of wall with...

Spotted Dick 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Byron Glacier Wall
Spotted Dick starts on a very smooth face with some tinny crimps of quartzite. Climb past white lines to a blank, sloping face. Smear your way past some small mossy moves on the upper section. The bolts are well spaced on this line so its a good thing there are no ledges to hit if you blow a clip. This route can remain wet during the spring melting season or long after a heavy rain....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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