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Denali National Park  


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Elevation: 6,000'
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The Kahiltna Peaks with Foraker in the distance, f...

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Description 

Denali National Park is home to the tallest mountain in North America. Denali stands tall at 20,320 feet. Denali NP is also home to the Alaska Range and some of the most beautiful and remote walls in the world.

Getting There 

Drive north from Anchorage for 240 miles or south from Fairbanks for 125 miles. You can fly into Denali NP with certain aviation companies.

Climbing Season



Weather station 52.0 miles from here

38 Total Routes

['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',7],['5.9',0],['5.10',7],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Denali National Park:
Japanese Couloir   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Mt. Barrill
Shaken not Stirred   WI5 M5 Steep Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
The West Rib   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9200'   Mt. McKinley
Ham & Eggs   WI4 M4 Steep Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
West Buttress   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 12500'   Mt. McKinley
South East Ridge   WI2 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3600'   Mt. Francis
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : Middle Troll
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : The Throne
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   Mt. McKinley
South West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4 Steep Snow     Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4100'   Peak 11,300
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2 Steep Snow     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6000'   Mt Hunter
Goldfinger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 2000'   Ruth Gorge : The Stump
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Featured Route For Denali National Park
Route Photo Route diagramming by Jason C

Cassin Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4  AK : Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley
Contributions to this write-up were provided by Mountain Project user Monomaniac, who helped to provide diverse outlook of the route under a unique set of mountain conditions.Recommended Technical Gear for the Route(Note that gear recommendations are compiled from diverse experiences of the route, under different conditions. The components of your actual rack should be based on your comfort in traveling over mixed moderate terrain, route conditions, and the overall composition of your r...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Denali National Park Slideshow Add Photo
Dried, cracked, and painful fingers after a month ...
Dried, cracked, and painful fingers after a month ...
JB on upper snowfield to gain the Nettle-Quirk Cou...
JB on upper snowfield to gain the Nettle-Quirk Cou...
Denali National Park, Sultana Pk. (aka Mt. Foraker...
Denali National Park, Sultana Pk. (aka Mt. Foraker...
Starting the Nettle - Quirk Couloir Mt. Huntington...
Starting the Nettle - Quirk Couloir Mt. Huntington...
View of the west ridge of Mt. Hunter. This was tak...
View of the west ridge of Mt. Hunter. This was tak...
Jeff Burton on the Harvard route west face Mt Hunt...
Jeff Burton on the Harvard route west face Mt Hunt...
Denali National Park
Denali National Park
Alan Long on the East Buttress of the Citadel (V 5...
Alan Long on the East Buttress of the Citadel (V 5...
J. Burton, G. Child & M. Kennedy waiting for a rid...
J. Burton, G. Child & M. Kennedy waiting for a rid...
The AMS Fork off of the main Eldridge glacier in m...
BETA PHOTO: The AMS Fork off of the main Eldridge glacier in m...
traveling in style after the climb, beautiful down...
traveling in style after the climb, beautiful down...
Andy Carson leading the crux on the FA of the Wyom...
BETA PHOTO: Andy Carson leading the crux on the FA of the Wyom...
Panoramic view of the Range from Talkeetna
Panoramic view of the Range from Talkeetna
A view of Denali, as seen from the Kahiltna Baseca...
A view of Denali, as seen from the Kahiltna Baseca...
Denali from Stony Dome.
Denali from Stony Dome.
Camp for Denali
Camp for Denali
The TAT "Otter"
The TAT "Otter"
KIA - Kahiltna International Airport
KIA - Kahiltna International Airport
TAT plane, note the 1954.  If only they made thing...
TAT plane, note the 1954. If only they made thing...
please email denaliresearchproject@gmail.com for m...
BETA PHOTO: please email denaliresearchproject@gmail.com for m...
Jeff Burton upper part of The Harvard route on Mt ...
Jeff Burton upper part of The Harvard route on Mt ...

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