One word describes Alaska and that is "BIG!" This not only describes the state but the climbs that are in it. From the single pitch climbs along the Seward Highway to Denali the tallest mountain in North America, Alaska has something to offer everyone. Weather in Alaska can change very quickly. Alaska receives warm weather currents from Japan as well as cold weather currents from the Artic Circle. When the two collide it tends to get nasty!
You can get to Alaska by plane, train or automobile. Alaskans are very friendly and will give you directions if you get lost or confused.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alaska:
Shaken not Stirred WI5 M5 Steep Snow Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000' Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
West Face Couloir WI4+ M4 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 20 pitches, 4000' Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
South West Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c M4 Steep Snow Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4100' Denali National Park : Peak 11,300
East Ridge (via Southeast face) 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Steep Snow Snow, Alpine, 3000' Stikine Ice Cap : Devil's Thumb
Direct East Ridge 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 3000' Stikine Ice Cap : Devil's Thumb
Plumb-Stuzman (Northeast Rib of the North Face) 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Steep Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 55 pitches, 6000' Stikine Ice Cap : Devil's Thumb
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