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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

172 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['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',38],['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
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama Point after being developed in 2015.

Route number 4 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Panorama Point
This route starts climbing up 2 small dihedrals on the face to a first bolt 15 feet off the deck. Follow a couple more clips into a larger dihedral then pull a tricky bouldering face sequence to gain the ramp. Shake out and continue up sustained hard 11 moves on to the Finish jugs and click the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of Valdez Area Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat and mo enjoying a sunny day on The Sunny Side ...
Pat and mo enjoying a sunny day on The Sunny Side ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dalton keeping his feet dry while hiking to the Cr...
Dalton keeping his feet dry while hiking to the Cr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama of the Sunny Side Crag from the approach ...
Panorama of the Sunny Side Crag from the approach ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A spectacular view from Panorama Point.
A spectacular view from Panorama Point.
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the Republic of Boulder.
Approaching the Republic of Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Rock Climbing Photo: Valdez
Valdez

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