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Root Glacier Rock Climbing 

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Location: 61.51486, -142.91301 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DCrane on Aug 15, 2016
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Approx. two miles from the town of Kennicott, the root glacier allows for great summer ice climbing with relatively easy access. St. Elias Mountain Guides offer guided glacier treks and ice climbs during the summer.

Getting There 

Drive to McCarthy and take a shuttle from McCarthy to Kennicott for $5 ea way (2016) or hike the extra 4-5 miles to Kennicott. From there, continue hiking down the road through the old mining town and ruins as it turns into a trail, continuing straight until you see a rather obvious sign for glacier access. Turn left there and head to the toe of the Root.

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Weather station 5.6 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Blue pool on the lower Root Glacier

Everywhere's a route! WI3-4  AK : Wrangell St. Elias NP : ... : Root Glacier
The root Glacier offers many summer ice climbing options, and as it is glacier ice it is constantly changing. I found numerous possible climbing areas that could be set as top-ropes or lead within the first 1/2 mi hiking up from the toe of the glacier....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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