|By Brian Prince |
From morro bay, ca
Apr 16, 2013
Here's the low down, once again. Palmer is a good spot for sure. Hatcher Pass has some great climbing and, yeah, is close to Palmer but that doesn't really help for cragging. Ther is some low commitment stuff but mainly longer approaches. Weekend or full day trips no matter if you're going from palmer or anchorage. Wookie Wall/Mile 88/Weiner lake is about 45 minutes away up the beautiful Matanuska River valley and is Alaska's only real sport climbing crag. It's a great crag(s). Short, uphill approach and could definitely do evening trips with the daylight. Both wookie wall and hatcher pass have free camping as well. There is some cragging in Eagle River that is ~close to Palmer. Get Kelsey Gray's guide. Alaska rock climbing guide on facebook.
Other than that, big mountains are everywhere! You'll be right in between two amazing mountain ranges. Have a good summer.