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Wookie Wall/Weiner Lake  Rock Climbing 

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Alaska's only real concentration of sport climbing. The climbing is on a peculiar igneous formation, that is formed into large overhanging stacked pillars. The most common features are cracks, slopers, edges, pinches and random pockets. The Wookie Wall gets sun until late in the day and is a great early winter/early spring destination, as it site in the sun, for the majority of the day. In the warmer months, the best time to climb at Wookie is the morning or evening, as it is a solar collection furnace during the day, reducing the friction of the rock greatly. Wookie consists of a nice collection of 75-100 boulder problems on the hillside below the wall, and has over 60 sport and trad routes on the cliff line. Camping is available, just off the side of the road, for free on the right side of the Glenn Highway going east, just past Weiner Lake. The land owners on Weiner Lake graciously allow campers on their lake, which is mostly private property. The camping is confined to the above mentioned area. Please continue to treat this with respect, to maintain as cohesive relationship with the land-owners as possible.

Getting There 

Take the Glenn Highway east toward Glen Allen after leaving Palmer. It is located approximately 90 minutes from Anchorage. The climbing is located at mile 88 along the Glenn. Park at the 2nd pull-off on the right side of the road, just past Weiner Lake. Look for a faint trail heading up to the cliff. The boulders are off of this trail,east and west before the scree/talus field below the wall.. Continue up the north/south trail to reach the cliff band.

Climbing Season

Weather station 25.6 miles from here

80 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wookie Wall/Weiner Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wookie Wall/Weiner Lake :
Landmine Area   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Side Walls
First Amendment   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Face the Damage   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 115'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Seismic Wave   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Dreams Never End    5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches   Weiner Lake Routes : Left Cave
Catch a Fire   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Side Walls
The Shaft   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 110'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Break the Chains   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 100'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
A Stoner Among Us   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 75'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Room To Believe    5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
Illuminati   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
5 Dollar Shake Direct   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Weiner Lake Routes : Right Cave
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Rock Climbing Photo: Another classic climb that you may want to tape up...

The Shaft 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Right Cave
This route is a Wiener Lake classic and considered by some to be the best on the wall. Start in an obvious overhung hand crack and jam to burly exit moves. Tape is a good idea as the inside of the crack is covered with toothy nubbins. Jugs and powerful moves will get you to a right facing dihedral and then the first set of chains. The second pitch starts with moderate climbing before moving into a powerful, bouldery crux midway through the pitch. Save some juice for the bulgy moves to the top an...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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Hanging up on wookie wall looking out at weiner la...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler on "First Amendment" 5.11a
Tyler on "First Amendment" 5.11a
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Rock Climbing Photo: Wookie Wall
Wookie Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Wookie Wall
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By IanS
From: Charlotte, NC
Feb 4, 2014
I have had the pleasure of climbing here twice and I can't say enough about the fantastic climbing here. In Alaska I've climbed at Grapefruit, Angel Rocks and Hatcher's Pass. Wookie Wall blows all those places out of the water. Most rock that I've seen in Alaska is Granite or Limestone; at Wookie Wall the rock is Igneous and fairly unique for Alaska. If you love climbing and happen to be in Alaska, don't miss out on Wookie Wall.