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Located about 12 miles north of Juneau this 7 summited massif has numerous routes from 500ft to 2500ft. The south faces are much cleaner but shorter than those on the north.
There are several ways to get out there, ski from blackerby ridge north until you reach the north branch of the mendenhall glacier. Or head directly up the mendenhall glacier via the west glacier trail. Most parties however just take the 15-20 minute flight from Juneau with coastal helicopters.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mendenhall Towers:
Great White Conqueror AI4 M5+ A1 Trad, Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2500'
Solva Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'
Fogels-Visscher 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a C2 Trad, Aid, Alpine, 8 pitches, 900'
Iron Curtian 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'
Featured Route For Mendenhall Towers
Iron Curtian 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a AK : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : ... : Mendenhall Towers
A fantastic voyage up splitter granite cracks in an amazing setting. Preferred Approach: Take a helicopter. There's a great landing platform right at the base of the curtain which also makes for a great camp location.Long Approach: Take the Mendenhall Glacier Trail to an overlook well past the toe of the glacier. From here the trail heads up the mountainside and away from the glacier. Find a weakness in the cliffband and descend loose gully to the ice. The lower glacier is a maze of crevasse...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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