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Mt. McKinley  


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Elevation: 20,320'
Location: 63.0724, -150.9467 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The tallest mountain in North America, Denali stands tall at 20,320 feet. It host a number of routes the most popular being the West Buttress and it is also home to the great Alaskan testpiece the Cassin Ridge. Weather can change on Denali in the blink of an eye so come prepared for everything.

Getting There 

You can fly to Mt. McKinley with a number of aviation services or make the long hike from Talkeetna

Climbing Season



Weather station 41.6 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['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. McKinley:
The West Rib   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9200'   
West Buttress   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 12500'   
Cassin Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4     Ice, Alpine, Grade V   
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The view up the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Gla...

The West Rib Steep Snow  AK : Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley
The West Rib ascends a prominent ridge that rises from the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. The typical approach follows the trek up the West Buttress boot track on the Kahiltna Glacier, from its Base Camp airstrip on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, to its Advanced Base Camp at 7,800 feet, and then up the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier to the base of the route at a prominent couloir on the east side of the ridge. You may wish to first cache food and fuel at the West ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Mt. McKinley Slideshow Add Photo
The Coxcomb.
The Coxcomb.
The north side of Denali from near Wonder Lake.
The north side of Denali from near Wonder Lake.
Denali from near Wonder Lake.
Denali from near Wonder Lake.
View of the SW side of the peak from the West Butt...
BETA PHOTO: View of the SW side of the peak from the West Butt...
...As seen from Pk. 6000 on the Ruth...
...As seen from Pk. 6000 on the Ruth...
Denali from above Eielson Visitor Center.
Denali from above Eielson Visitor Center.
The list of the folks who have died in Denali Nati...
The list of the folks who have died in Denali Nati...
Denali's south side, from the Base Camp airstrip o...
Denali's south side, from the Base Camp airstrip o...
The Wickersham Wall, Denali
The Wickersham Wall, Denali
Base camp
Base camp
Midnight over Denali...looking up the Muldrow
Midnight over Denali...looking up the Muldrow
Denali as seen from Mt Hunter.  The sun/shade line...
BETA PHOTO: Denali as seen from Mt Hunter. The sun/shade line...
Windy Corner
Windy Corner
Looking down the Kahiltna towards ski hill and the...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down the Kahiltna towards ski hill and the...

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