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Beast of Burden T 
Book of Easy Learning T 
Fisticuffs T 
Ghost of a Smile S 
Leggo My Ego S 
Nineveh T 
Not of this State S 
Timeless T 
Vein Imagination T 
Wisdom T 

The Wedge Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Jun 10, 2011
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Several well reviewed climbs live back in this alpine environment. A bit a journey to get there but worth the hike. A full day adventure is to be had if you going here! Can be very windy and cold and can snow any day it damn well pleases. Not uncommon for it to be 70 in town and have it snow up here on you so bring lots of warm clothes! Cell service is spotty at best so be prepared for anything. Have fun!

Getting There 

Drive up to the Glenn Alps parking lot (also known as the flattop parking lot). From here head east on the Powerline pass trail until the Hidden Lake turnout. Take a left here and head across the bridges and gravel trail. Continue up the valley to the back of the bowl and the climbs are on your right. Strike out across the tundra and up a short boulder/talus field to the bases of the climbs. At least a 2 hour approach but you can make it shorter by riding bikes to the Hidden Lake turnoff.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Wedge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Wedge:
Book of Easy Learning   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 125'   
Wisdom   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 125'   
Fisticuffs   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Timeless   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 210'   
Ghost of a Smile   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Wedge
Rock Climbing Photo: Wisdom 5.9

Wisdom 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : The Wedge
Scramble up solid and loose rock from the gully to a nook with small belay ledge, which doesn't offer much space or anchor opportunity. Climb easy 5th class on mostly solid blocks, with avoidable tundra patches, through cleaner and more solid blocky rock into a corner with a crack. Climb the crack, with features on the faces of both corners, up and through a small roof. Exit left onto a low angle slab, then scramble up to the big tundra ledge for a gear anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of The Wedge Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: To help orient yourself to the crag.
BETA PHOTO: To help orient yourself to the crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the Ramp towards the Wedge.
Looking up the Ramp towards the Wedge.

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By Mat Brunton
Jul 12, 2015
Be very careful of rock fall in this area! It is a hazard scrambling to and from climbs. It is a hazards on climbs. Triggered rock fall is a hazard to others in the area due to the channeled nature of the terrain where climbs are located. Be mindful of other parties!
By Mat Brunton
Jul 25, 2015
Approach is 1-2 hours from Glen Alps, using bikes to get to the Hidden Lake turnoff.

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