|Fairbanks Environs: East Grapefruit Rocks
The rock in this area is composed of a band of predominately solid Limestone. The climbs on these crags range from low angle to vertical or overhanging in some areas, while providing routes from 25-55 ft in length. There are TR, bolted and even some traditional routes that offer clean rock facing all aspects of the compass.
Travel North from Fairbanks on the Elliot Highway. You will pass Wickersham Dome trailhead at Milemarker 28 and at about Milemarker 38 you will pass Globe Creek with the crags visible on the low rising dome on the right side of the highway.Passing an evident road cut you will notice a blue parking sign on your right, which will buttonhook back and parallel to the highway. There is a small parking area with two primary trails that head up the hillside.
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Sandbag 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a AK
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: ... : Twin Towers
One of the better routes in the area. Begin up a steep, somewhat slabbish face with a couple of good finger pockets. The crux is the between the first and second bolt. There is a long run out between the second and third bolts, but the climbing is easy. Continue up the steepening face past two more bolts to the chain anchors. The final moves to the anchors are the best part of the route....[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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East Grapefruit Rocks from the highway.
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From: Boise, ID
Jun 9, 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.
|By Steve Marr|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 19, 2007
Of the two trails that lead out of parking lot, the South Trail is the most conspicuous of the two. The North Trail is fainter, and located about 100 feet back along the road (towards the highway). Both trails gain elevation quickly but are fairly easy. The south trail is a little more developed than the north. Heading up the south trail, you'll pass by the southern end of Lowest Rock after a few minutes, followed by Gorilla Rock. Continue up the path straight to the Twin Towers. From the Twin Towers, a faint trail heads north to Falcon Rock.
From: Columbus, GA
Jun 23, 2008
The North Trail is marked with blue disks nailed to trees. The south trail is marked by red diskes. The trail between Falcon rock and Twin Towers is marked by white. Thanks to recent efforts to improve the trails, and keep climbers on them.
|By colin tuck|
Apr 18, 2013
Why are all the climbs at Grapefruit listed as 'alpine'? This is roadside cragging.