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The High Dive Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: coldclimb on Jun 18, 2010
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Lower Reed Lake provides a backdrop as Matt moves ...


A large wall looming directly over a crystal blue mountain lake. The scenery can't be beat, but the climbing is largely undeveloped and even established routes can be dirty and lichen-covered still. The season is limited as the snow only melts off the trail in May or June and comes back again in September.

Getting There 

Head up the Reed Lakes trail to Lower Reed Lake (roughly a two to three hour hike, depending on your speed). If you've never been there before, don't make the mistake of thinking the little beaver ponds by the Nugget Boulder are Lower Reed, keep going another mile or two up the steep stuff. Leave the trail just as it passes the lake and head to your right to the obvious group of walls looming over the lake. The High Dive is the biggest section of rock, with a massive concavity at its base forming a huge roof in the middle of the wall. As of 2010 it is largely undeveloped.

Climbing Season

For the Hatcher Pass area.

Weather station 15.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The High Dive

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The High Dive:
Rise   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
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Featured Route For The High Dive
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Coitus Interuptus 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The High Dive
Sweet dikes and chicken heads. Straight up. Nearly perfect rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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