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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

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Weather station 2.7 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',3],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['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 Angel Creek Rocks:
When Free Climbers Wore Hammers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Main Rock
Teenage Wasteland   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 40'   Teenage Area
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Getting ready to rap off the South Ridge.  The cli...

South Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AK : Fairbanks and Vicinity : ... : Main Rock
South Ridge starts from a grass ledge and climbs a low angled face to a block. It is one of two routes used to access the anchors on top of Main Rock. The protection is sparse, and generally pretty poor, and the rock is loose and dirty in some areas. From the ledge, climb up low angle slabs to a block. Climb around the right side of the block to gain the ridge. Follow the ridge to a prominent pinnacle. We ended up rapping from the pinnacle, but you can also choose to continue to the summit...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Main Rock formation; this tower holds the majority...
BETA PHOTO: Main Rock formation; this tower holds the majority...
Angel Rocks from the Chena Hot Springs Road, April...
Angel Rocks from the Chena Hot Springs Road, April...
East aspect of Main Rock; home to many routes that...
BETA PHOTO: East aspect of Main Rock; home to many routes that...
The North fork of the Chena River as viewed from t...
The North fork of the Chena River as viewed from t...
North Buttress Crack 5.9; found on the North aspec...
BETA PHOTO: North Buttress Crack 5.9; found on the North aspec...
Main Rock and Pump Master Rock
Main Rock and Pump Master Rock

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By TobinPetty
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.
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