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Tram Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 375'
Location: 60.97072, -149.09108 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Weicht on May 12, 2014  with updates from Nick Baker
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Description 

Caution: 9/1/2016 (Per User Nick Baker)

If you plan on top roping the main wall, be aware that the most obvious anchor (a tree) is dead (it is not immediately obvious) and not a great anchor choice.



Tram Rock is a crag with a lot of routes in an amazing setting. Secluded in the old growth pines just beyond the Alyeska Tram this area feels nothing like the other routes on the arm. There are a some quality lines here along with a few bombs. Its worth the trip to check out something now but if you plan on enjoying the climbing don’t forget the bug dope. Lots and lots of DEET. A number of the routes need a wire brush or sand blaster to clean up the moss.

Getting There 

To get to Tram Rock drive through Girdwood on main street. Turn left on Arlberg ad follow this to the Hotel Alyeska free parking area. Walk along the north side of the hotel (left) to the tram around back. Look for the trail headed into the forest between the second and third light post under the tram. There is also a trail that ties into the approach from the frisbee gulf goal 50' beyond the trail head. Walk for three minutes through the forest to arrive at the crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 18.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Elephant Ear is the second route you will arive at...

Elephant Ear 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Alaska : Seward Highway : Tram Rock
Elephant Ear starts by scrambling up a dihedral then pull a steep section to gain a ledge to make your first clip. From here continue up a steep face with two bulges with an occasional jug. Climb to the anchor at the top of the face keeping on the face right of the crack.LOCATIONThis is the second route at the crag and as of 2014 there was a belay platform to keep you rope dry down at the creek....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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