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Portage Rock Climbing 


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Location: 60.881, -148.9101 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Portage River is about a forty five minute to hour long drive from Anchorage. It is right past Girdwood. Portage often has warmer temps than other ice climbing areas, so conditions here might not always be the best. The climbs range from single pitch to multipitch climbs. Climbs up to WI6 and mixed conditions.

Getting There 

Drive South on the Seward Highway past Girdwood, you will see signs on the road talking about the Portage Glacier. Turn there. The climbs will be on the left and primarly the right side of the road. Ski or hike to all of the climbs. Beware of avalanche conditions.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Portage:
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   
Five Fingers   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Evans in The Hanging Forest when it use to sno...
Tom Evans in The Hanging Forest when it use to sno...
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Lots of bears in Portage

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