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
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 0.5 miles from here
29 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Portage
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Portage:
Featured Route For Portage
Spotted Dick 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c AK
: 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 AK