The Munchkin Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Crown Jewel on left, the Munchkin in the center an...
|Register with the NP Mountaineering Headquarters in Talkeetna, AK before climbing in the park!|
Small, easily climbed peak in the middle of larger and more committing routes in Little Switzerland. The route described is generally south facing, and makes for great rock climbing as a warm up for the rest of the rock on the Pika.
10 minute ski from Pika base camp
Weather station 51.2 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Munchkin
Southwest Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Alaska
: Denali National Park
: ... : The Munchkin
Moderate snow climbing and a small 'shrund/moat crossing gains the first rock band. There are many ways up the Munchkin, this route trends up the west rock band, but a party could just as easily climb the snowfield, or another rock section.Once the ridge has been gained, you must cross a short snowfield as shown in the photo. A mountain axe is nice to have, as are boots. We did it in rock shoes with a mountain axe, and it was a cold little traverse....[more] Browse More Classics in Alaska
BETA PHOTO: Munchkin on the left, the Royal Tower on the right...
By Ed Rhine
Jul 8, 2012
Hey there! I am headed there on the 20th of July for 2 weeks. Thanks for putting up info on this. Would really appreciate any info about snow conditions, weather, routes, recommendations, ski tours, etc that you are willing to provide. Thanks!