Anchorage & South Central Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska Postcard picture (not mine).
This area encompasses all of the rock/ice/snow climbing areas in the vicinity of South Central Alaska. The largest city in this region is the Municipality of Anchorage, with approximately 250,000 residents. South Central Alaska includes all areas along the Glenn Highway north/east to Glenallen, along the Seward Highway to Whittier and onto the Parks Highway half way between Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Additional Information about Anchorage and South Central Alaska Climbing:
There is a gym in Anchorage, w.alaskarockgym.com
and also a small gym in Wasilla. There are two guidebooks for sport/trad climbing by Kelsey Gray and a bouldering guide by Todd Helgeson and David Funatake. Todd's site akclimber.com
is a really good resource for bouldering updates and there is a Face Book group for AKclimber as well.
The guidebooks are available at the below links: akclimber.com/guidebook-orderi...
for the bouldering guide alaskarockclimbing.com/
for the route guidebooks, there are two volumes.
Also, to give an idea of the rock at Hatcher Pass, here is a link to the official Trailer of "Falling Forward", which is a video about alpine bouldering in Alaska and will be premiered and released next spring.
If you don't live in the state of Alaska, the best way to get there is via plane, landing at the Ted Stevens International Airport and renting a car.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
910 Total Routes
['4 Stars',103],['3 Stars',327],['2 Stars',263],['1 Star',137],['Bomb',56]
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Alaska
Code Red 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b AK
: Seward Highway
: Mosquito Ledge
Code Red starts twenty feet right from where the approach trail meets the cliff. Climb up a slab with good holds to the center of a roof about 20' high. Make your first clip after the lip of the roof then pull onto mossy holds on well spaced bolts just right of Code Red Left. At the 50' mark you will pass an anchor that can be clipped with an extendable to link up the second pitch. Pitch two passes multiple roofs and excellent face climbing up high on the route. It is recommended to climb thi...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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