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The Tunnel Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 300'
Location: 61.08487, -145.89324 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Weicht on Jan 22, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: Tunnel Wall as the sun sets in Keystone Canyon. 20...

Description 

The tunnel wall is a vertical 100+' face of rock offering rock climbing in the spring and summer and mixed climbing year round. It is located in Keystone Canyon yet despite this the wall is sheltered from the wind, receives great midday/afternoon sun in the fall, spring and summer and is steep enough to often stay dry when the weather is on the damp side. The routes are generally long and steep so be ready to enjoy a bit of a pump and utilize the ledges and caves for a good rest when you can. All routes are sport and the rock quality is good. This is a newly developed wall so there may still be some dirt and small loose pieces but much cleaning has went into the area and we are very happy with the outcome. All routes can be ether rock climbed in the summer or dry tooled during the winter months!!

Getting There 

Drive 15 miles out of town into Keystone Canyon. Park in the large pullout in front of the Old Railway Tunnel on right. The climbs are located on the 100' wall overlooking the parking lot. The approach trail starts at the mouth of the tunnel. The approach time is 1 minute.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Tunnel Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Same start as derailed then cut right at the roof.

Right-a-Way Gone Wrong 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The Tunnel Wall
Climb 20' vertical face to the base of a large roof. From here, cut right along bolt line out and through the lid and onto vertical face climbing. Slings on the lower clips will keep rope drag down for the upper half. Then enjoy the second 50' of mellower climbing to the anchor. Keep an eye out for ledges, but don’t freak out. They are well-protected for a cool head that wants to enjoy a great climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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Rock Climbing Photo: The last day of the 2014 Valdez Rock Climbing Fest...
The last day of the 2014 Valdez Rock Climbing Fest...
Rock Climbing Photo: History of the tunnel, located at the parking lot....
History of the tunnel, located at the parking lot....
Rock Climbing Photo: Winter pic of Tunnel Wall.
Winter pic of Tunnel Wall.

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