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Reed Lakes Bouldering and Climbing  


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Getting There 

From Anchorage drive north on the Glenn Highway, 30 minutes, to Palmer, a small town to pass through. Follow the Glenn to N. Palmer Fishhook Rd., which will be on the left hand side. You will take this for 30 minutes. Drive parallel to Reed River up to the "Mother Lode Lodge" take the sharp left turn up the switch back, head up the hill for a few hundred yards. Take the sharp right up a single gravel road, And see the sign Archangel Rd. Continue on this past a river and then over a bridge. Reed Lakes is on the right side, about 3 miles from where Archangel Road starts. The trail to Reed Lakes is meanders for 1.75-2 miles to the abandoned cabin. This is where the climbing and bouldering starts. Most of the established climbing is in the basin surrounding the abandoned cabin. The Reed Lakes are actually beyond this, accessible by two different trails starting at this point.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.5 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',5],['5.9',6],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['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 Reed Lakes Bouldering and Climbing:
Snowflake   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
Rise   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   The High Dive
Thin As Ice   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
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Featured Route For Reed Lakes Bouldering and Climbing
Dane Ketner uses up the last of the daylight, bringing up the rear on the FA of Rise in Reed Valley, Alaska.

Rise 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The High Dive
P1: Climb a pitch of moderate slab with spacey pro to a crazy needle of granite standing on end. Two-bolt anchor is just to the right.P2: Follow the slab to the right along the base of the steep headwall to an obvious crack system that will take you to the top. UPDATE: As of 7-9-14 step right to a two-bolt anchor just below the P3 crack.P3: Head up the crack system. About 20 feet off the slab it splits into two nice hand cracks. Follow it to a mouth-like ledge overlooking the incredible scene...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Reed Valley, The Inferno, Escape From the Lemming Ranch 5.10b. At the tricky to protect start, climbs left facing corner above.
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The late great Steve Garvey on Possum Kingdom, Snowbird Slab.
The late great Steve Garvey on Possum Kingdom, Sno...
Reed Valley, The inferno. Steve Garvey on The Taxman Cometh 5.10a, FA
Reed Valley, The inferno. Steve Garvey on The Taxm...
Jim Sweeney on Escape from the Lemming Ranch 5.10b, The Inferno, Reed Valley
Jim Sweeney on Escape from the Lemming Ranch 5.10b...

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