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Byron Glacier Wall 


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When the weather is nice, the two Portage Climbing areas offer incredible solitude and beauty, longer routes, and some good rock. The first area, Middle Glacier Canyon has very sharp, sometimes loose rock and gets nice morning sun. Here there are many two pitch climbs. Next, the byron Glacier area is made up of incredibly slick and usually very solid rock. Longer rope helpful. - The Scar

Getting There 

Head south 36 miles past the weigh station on the Sweard Highway and turn left onto Portage Glacier Road. Just after the Portage Railroad Station and the Portage Creeks.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Portage:
Crossover   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Byron Glacier Wall
Slurm   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Byron Glacier Wall
Hungry Time   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Byron Glacier Wall
Potentially Dry   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Byron Glacier Wall
Virgin Mary, Not   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Byron Glacier Wall
Crisco Kid   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Byron Glacier Wall
Icky Thump   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Byron Glacier Wall
Black Pudding   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Byron Glacier Wall
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Icky Thump 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Byron Glacier Wall
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