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Denali  


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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 Denali:
Messner Couloir   AI2 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 5000'   
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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Messner to the left and the Orient Express and Upp...

Messner Couloir AI2 Steep Snow  AK : Denali National Park : Denali
This enjoyable independent line makes a great alternative to the crowded West Buttress. Some consider this a variant to the West Butt, however, this line requires much more commitment. Trudge on up to camp 14-opolous and acclimate for a few days. The route climbs from 14K camp direct to the "football field" at 19K. The obvious hourglass shaped couloir is the route. I began by climbing toward the so called "West Rib Cutoff." This is the easy snow slope leading to the West Rib from 14K camp....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of Denali 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...
Looking back on ridge to summit. Foraker in backgr...
Looking back on ridge to summit. Foraker in backgr...

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