Angel Creek Rocks Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: First Rock formation as seen from upper trail; for...
Angel Creeks Rocks are situated at a great elevation overlooking the north fork of the Chena River along the Chena Hot springs road. The routes are found on granite that can be solid in places and exfoliating and grainy in others. Regardless, the aesthetic quality of the rock and the semi remote setting make Angel Creek a worthwhile destination.
From Fairbanks travel north to Chena Hot Springs road. At about mile marker 49 there is a sign for Angel Creek trailhead, turn right and park in the picnic area (fee $5). The trail follows along the north fork on the Chena river and divides into a loop trail that creates a circuit around the rock formations. The trail is well maintained and the approach can take 30-45 minutes depending on the rock formation.
Weather station 2.7 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Angel Creek Rocks
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Angel Creek Rocks:
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Minor Groove 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a AK
: Fairbanks and Vicinity
: ... : Main Rock
Minor Groove is probably one of the better routes at Angel Rocks - longer than most of the other routes, fun moves, and great rock all make this a fine route. At first glance it looks like a crack climb, but it's actually a thin face climb with a couple of crack moves in between. Start the climb on the face below the groove. After about 15 to 20 feet, a left angling crack/groove provides some good holds. The first crux is transitioning from the face into the bottom part of the groove. Look ...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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BETA PHOTO: Main Rock formation; this tower holds the majority...
Angel Rocks from the Chena Hot Springs Road, April...
BETA PHOTO: East aspect of Main Rock; home to many routes that...
The North fork of the Chena River as viewed from t...
BETA PHOTO: North Buttress Crack 5.9; found on the North aspec...
Main Rock and Pump Master Rock
From: Nampa, ID
Jun 24, 2007
The Fairbanks Area Climbing Guide produced by Alaska Alpine Club, combined with previous editions of Fairbanks area climbing guides by Stan Justice, are the best sources for up to date and comprehensive climbing in Fairbanks environs. The guide books can be purchased at Beaver Sports in Fairbanks, AK.