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
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.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
29 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Indian Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AK
: Anchorage & South Central A...
: ... : Byron Glacier Wall
Indian Crack starts climbing over a bulge to get into a large open book. Follow the dihedral of great rock that looks mean past a few small roofs. Good steaming, Jams and Lay-back are available on this route. Be careful not to let the rope push you gear to far back into the crack. After leaving the gigantic flakes cut left to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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