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Valdez Area Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 61.13066, -146.35117 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This area encompasses the Valdez and Thompson Pass rock climbing areas. The rock tends to be a little chossy, but the scenery is unbeatable. The majority of the climbing is in the Thompson Pass area, but there is a little to be found in Valdez itself. If you are coming to town bring your gear for a great day out on the rocks.

Getting There 

From Anchorage take highway 1 to Glennallen then take highway 4 to Valdez.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

171 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',76],['2 Stars',55],['1 Star',26],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',17],['5.7',27],['5.8',31],['5.9',20],['5.10',37],['5.11',31],['5.12',8],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valdez Area Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valdez Area Rock:
Dragon's Teeth   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
Canadian Heatwave    5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'   Panorama Point
Bluebies   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 35'   Blueberry Block
Lazy Days   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
Bongo That Bitch   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Panorama Point
FFFA   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'   Panorama Point
Route number 7   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Lookout Rock!!
Gusel Jugs   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Panorama Point
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Featured Route For Valdez Area Rock
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Blueberry Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Blueberry Block
The BEST climb in the Valdez area. Well, pretty much the only crack climb at least. Climb the angling hand crack with good jams. Use face holds out left to squeeze into the chimney. From the ledge traverse out left on face holds for a good pumpy finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of Valdez Area Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A spectacular view from Panorama Point.
A spectacular view from Panorama Point.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the Republic of Boulder.
Approaching the Republic of Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Valdez
Valdez

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