SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone Rock Climbing
An easy-access wall with over a dozen quality routes. Great for a full day or even just an evening.
Park at the Reed Lakes Trailhead on Archangel Road, and follow it roughly two miles past a broken-down cabin and across Reed Creek. The trail heads up the steep side of this wall, so follow the switchbacks until you're above the level of the base, where you'll find a well-traveled trail heading straight to the wall. Routes along the right end of this wall may not have as easy access at the base as the first section of rock.
Climbing Season For the Hatcher Pass area.
Weather station 15.5 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone:
Snowflake 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Tinsel Moose 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Thin As Ice 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 130'
Featured Route For SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
Snowflake 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Alaska
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Either belay from the ground, or (my preference) scramble up to a slopey ledge at the base of the real climbing. Follow the obvious winding flake up the length of the slab. Top out on dirty chickenheads to a mossy ledge and head left to find the bolted anchor for Thin As Ice. Rappel the route with two ropes, rap twice using an intermediate anchor on Thin As Ice with one rope, or walk off....[more] Browse More Classics in Alaska
By L. Von Dommheimer
Aug 3, 2015
Anyone know anything about the crack that runs between Thin as ice and Snowflake? cleaned it out and gave it a burn, must be around 5.7 or something.
From: Wasilla, AK
Aug 13, 2015
Nothing known here Dommelheimer. Does that one include the lone bolt high on the face to the right of TAI? I think I asked Kelsey about that one and he didn't have info on the route, but it was obviously at least attempted sometime.