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The Grindstone Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Natalie and Nic Larson on Jul 24, 2013
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Description 

This is the first boulder that caught our eye as we entered onto the talus, we ascended the sketchy hill of sometimes teatering rocks to set up. This boulder is known as the Grindstone and as with most boulders in this area has been developed by Dave Funatake, some of his routes remain unnamed and some we named as we uploaded this information, enjoy! As for the boulder itself we found it to be very fun, great holds, challenging and liberating.

Getting There 

Follow the directions for getting to the bouldering zone, once there continue walking up the foot path towards the glacier terminus,you will see Death Below on the hill to your right approximately 500 feet from the trail end viewing bench, hike up the talus hill another 500 feet or so to get to it's base

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['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',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Stairway to Limbo V2 5+  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The Grindstone
Nice little route, good warm up for the harder lines on this boulder. As with all the lines on this rock your above some pretty sharp and large talus, but this particular one your much closer to the landing so it feels alot safer ;)...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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