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Pivot Point Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 100'
Location: 61.0215, -149.74339 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on May 15, 2011
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Pivot Point parking area with "Shot Rock"...


Mile 2.2 past the Weigh Station. A secluded area that usually free of the noise of the highway. Usually relatively wind free as well. Can be dry if it is raining due to the tree cover and angle of the rock. Usually shady and if it is nice out you can count on seeing at least one other party.

Getting There 

At mile 2.2 from the weigh station you will see a large grassy ramp. Turn around if coming from Anchorage and park off the road a bit. Head up the faint trail until it forks. Pivot Point is the right area once you reach the fork and upper pivot point is another 5 minute hike up the left fork.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pivot Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pivot Point:
Butt Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 25'   Upper Pivot Point
Elite Eight   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 30'   Upper Pivot Point
Centre Fire   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   Lefty Area
Pivot Point   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 40'   Lower Pivot Point
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Featured Route For Pivot Point
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Elite Eight 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AK : Seward Highway : ... : Upper Pivot Point
The most obvious climb as you pop out of the trail to the rock face. Great first sport lead as it is rather safe for the highway. Bring slings for the anchor as it is just two bolts. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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By Chris McNeil
From: Anchorage, AK
Aug 17, 2014
Having heard horror stories of bad rock along the highway, I was amazed by the quality of rock at this area--although not the most textured rock, certainly worth the time of checking it out.

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