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Description 

Hatcher Pass bouldering is extensive. The areas are scattered throughout the base of the major cliffs and start at the start of Archangel Road, where it diverges from Fishhook road. The Reed Lakes area is listed separately from Hatcher Pass, due to its divergence in direction from Archangel Road. The rock is excellent granite, with fairly short alpine approaches. This area has contrasting weather windows, compared to other Anchorage areas.

A bouldering guide to Alaska was recently released by Todd Helgeson and covers most of the bouldering in Alaska and features an in depth Hatcher Pass section with great details and photos, to get the boulderer where they want to be climbing. The guide is available for sale at akclimber.com

Getting There 

From Anchorage drive north on the Glenn Highway, 45min, To Palmer small town to pass through,30 min, to N. Palmer Fishhook Rd. You will take this for another hour north, Drive parallel to Reed River up to the "Mother Lode Lodge" take the sharp left turn up the switch back, head up the hill for a mile. Take the sharp right up a single gravel road, And see the sign Archangel Rd. Continue on this past a river and then over a bridge.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.3 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',10],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Archangel Bouldering:
Crackhead   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 15'   Dimond North
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Scareball Masterpiece V5 6C AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Lost World
This problem is clearly visible from the road. It is a large blunt arete that sticks out of the side of the hill at the far end of the diamond south boulders. the south side of the boulder is brilliant orange granite. Start on the left before the arete and Climb fun jugs towards the right through some dynamic moves to the lip. From the lip climb smaller holds until you're on the "headwall" make a barndoor move to pinch in the middle of the face. Make a move to the arete and follow it to an easy ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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South Side of the Diamond.
South Side of the Diamond.
South Side of the Diamond
South Side of the Diamond
The South and North Side(in the distance) of the Diamond.
The South and North Side(in the distance) of the D...

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