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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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BETA PHOTO: The Grindstone, "front"


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]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Natalie Larson getting the first foot holds on the...

Liberation V3 6A  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The Grindstone
This is a technical climb, very fingery, footing on small edges, crux happens as the hand holds shift to the left and footing is still below the edge and right. As you come over the ledge your footing is all smearing for the push over the top. Bring a good partner that you trust as there is negligible spots on the talus below for pads, safety is 100% reliant on your spotter....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Grindstone, "back side"
BETA PHOTO: The Grindstone, "back side"
Rock Climbing Photo: The Grindstone, Glacier side
BETA PHOTO: The Grindstone, Glacier side

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