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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.
You can fly to Mt. McKinley with a number of aviation services or make the long hike from Talkeetna
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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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South Buttress_Wyoming Rib Variation AI3-4 M3 Steep Snow PG13 AK : Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley
The Wyoming Rib Variation is the convex snowy ridge south of the Japanese Ramp which starts around 13,000 feet elevation on the East Fork-Kahilta Glacier. Route finding is involved in the lower section and likely varies from season to season. The FA crux was a 1/2 pitch of 70 degree snow / ice mix. The Rib tops out on the main South Buttress Ridge at about 15,500 then traverses that for about 1 mile and over a high point at 15,885 el. to join the top of the Japanese Ramp.1-2 days of recon on the...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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