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Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin), The 
Mt Hunter West Ridge via Northwest Basin 

Mt Hunter  


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Elevation: 14,573'
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Submitted By: Kevin Zagorda on Jul 26, 2008
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Description 

Not nearly as popular or crowded as the West Butt, the lower altitude and steep rock and ice aspects make this an Alpinist's dream. Summit rate is <40% due to weather and deep snow conditions on the upper mountain. Also no permits or advanced registration required!

Getting There 

Highly dependent on the intended route. Most popular are the North Face routes and West Ridge which are both a short ski from the KIA. The Northeast face is reached from the Tokositna or one of the eastern forks of the Kahiltna . Alpinist 9 features the mountain with photos of route outlines.

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Weather station 52.0 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['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 Mt Hunter:
The Moonflower Buttress (Bibler/Klewin)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 M6 A2 Steep Snow     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6000'   
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Featured Route For Mt Hunter
North Buttress with Deprivation routeline(1994 f.a...

Deprivation AI5-6 M6 R  AK : Denali National Park : Mt Hunter
In '94, on the right side of the North Buttress, Backes and Twight looked for weaknesses in the wall where they could move quickly. Meanwhile, Greg Child and Michael Kennedy worked their way up the Wall of Shadows on the blankest sections of the buttress. In the end both teams sent their new routes with different tactics but good efforts. The F.A. of Deprivation required a 72 hour push with descent via the West ridge. They decided to forego the summit after apparently traversing the summit pl...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Mt Hunter Slideshow Add Photo
The two summits of Hunter from 16,500' on Denali's...
The two summits of Hunter from 16,500' on Denali's...
Carl Tobin. 1997 Moonflower posedown.
Carl Tobin. 1997 Moonflower posedown.
View from Huntington Harvard Rt. towards Mt.Hunter
View from Huntington Harvard Rt. towards Mt.Hunter
Mt Hunter Northern Buttress from the KIA.  For per...
Mt Hunter Northern Buttress from the KIA. For per...
Panorama of the Alaska Range showing Foraker, Hunt...
Panorama of the Alaska Range showing Foraker, Hunt...
 Tamara's traverse. Moonflower buttress.  Photo: C...
Tamara's traverse. Moonflower buttress. Photo: C...
Upper north aspect of the north buttress, severely...
Upper north aspect of the north buttress, severely...

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