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Purinton Creek Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,276'
Location: 61.81196, -148.13849 View Map  Incorrect?
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Purinton Creek climbing area consists of about 50 routes that can all be seen right off the Glenn Highway. The area has a wide spread of grades form to 5.hard. There are also many lines here that use a combo of trad and fixed gear so make sure to check the gear before heading up. Most of the rock here is of good quality yet be careful of loose spots scattered through out the crag. This is still Alaska. On the bright side there not much for organics growing on the walls and the area tends to be on of the driest in the state making Purinton a great place to go when Hatchers and the coast is getting rained on.

Getting There 

Purinton Creek is located at Mile 89 of the Glenn Highway. Park at the creek or across the road from the crag and walk up hill a few hundred yards to the belay of your choice.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 24.1 miles from here

59 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',4]

Classic Climbing Routes in Purinton Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Purinton Creek:
Red Road   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Creekside Cliff
Pace or Race   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 70'   Creekside Cliff
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Featured Route For Purinton Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Pumped Like A Horror climbs to the hanging anchor.

Pumped Like A Horror 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Upper Center Wall
Pumped Like A Horror shares the same start as Vaportrail before arching left at the 5th bolt. Climb steep moves on quality rock to an anchor at the top of the scoop. Gear to 1" is possible before the first bolt and a small cam can be used to protect a slight runout at the third bolt. High quality stone and movement!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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Rock Climbing Photo: Left, Right, Lower and Upper Right Walls
BETA PHOTO: Left, Right, Lower and Upper Right Walls

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