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Interior Alaska/Alaska Range  


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Description 

The Interior is inclusive of most of the main land-locked regions of the state, not bordered by coasts. The largest city in the Interior is Fairbanks, which is about 8 hours by car, north of Anchorage. This huge expanse of land includes the Alaska Range, which is where the highest peak in North America is located, Mt.Mckinley/Denali.

Getting There 

Depending on what part of the interior you are travelling to, it might be ideal to land in Fairbanks, or Anchorage International Airport and then bush plane or car.

Climbing Season



Weather station 83.0 miles from here

165 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Interior Alaska/Alaska Range:
South East Ridge   WI2 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3600'   Denali National Park : Mt. Francis
Shaken not Stirred   WI5 M5 Steep Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 15 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
Ham & Eggs   WI4 M4 Steep Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000'   Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth
The West Rib   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9200'   Denali National Park : Denali
West Buttress   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 12500'   Denali National Park : Denali
Upper Falls   WI3+     Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Fairbanks and Vicinity : Dragonfly Creek
Trent Stone   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 45'   Fairbanks Environs: West Gr... : First Crag
When Free Climbers Wore Hammers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 110'   Fairbanks Environs: Angel C... : Main Rock
The Lost Marsupial   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : The Throne
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1300'   Little Switzerland : Middle Troll
South West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M4 Steep Snow     Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4100'   Denali National Park : Peak 11,300
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   Denali National Park : Denali
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2 Steep Snow     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6000'   Denali National Park : Mt Hunter
Daisy Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Fairbanks Environs: Granite... : Near Tors: Rock 1
Giradelli   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 900'   Fairbanks Environs: Mount P... : Main Wall
Sandbag   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Fairbanks Environs: East Gr... : Twin Towers
Fern Gully   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 40'   Fairbanks Environs: West Gr... : First Crag
Crackbaby   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Fairbanks Environs: East Gr... : Crackland
Bring Your Dancing Shoes   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Fairbanks Environs: East Gr... : Crackland
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 Interior Alaska/Alaska Range
Route Photo Route diagramming by Jason C

Cassin Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4  AK : Denali National Park : Denali
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

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