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SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone

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L to R R to L Alpha
Born to be Mild S 
Gumby Drop  S 
Mr. Bill  T 
Nice Hole TR 
Poor Life Choices  T 
Possum Kingdom  T 
Santa Cruz S,TR 
Second Sally T,TR 
Snowflake T 
Thin As Ice S 
Tinsel Moose  T 

SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone  

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Submitted By: coldclimb on Jun 23, 2010
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An easy-access wall with over a dozen quality routes. Great for a full day or even just an evening.

Getting There 

Park at the Reed Lakes Trailhead on Archangel Road, and follow it roughly two miles past a broken-down cabin and across Reed Creek. The trail heads up the steep side of this wall, so follow the switchbacks until you're above the level of the base, where you'll find a well-traveled trail heading straight to the wall. Routes along the right end of this wall may not have as easy access at the base as the first section of rock.

Climbing Season

For the Hatcher Pass area.

Weather station 15.5 miles from here

11 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone:
Second Sally   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 30'   
Born to be Mild   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Snowflake   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Thin As Ice   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   
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Snowflake 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
Either belay from the ground, or (my preference) scramble up to a slopey ledge at the base of the real climbing. Follow the obvious winding flake up the length of the slab. Top out on dirty chickenheads to a mossy ledge and head left to find the bolted anchor for Thin As Ice. Rappel the route with two ropes, rap twice using an intermediate anchor on Thin As Ice with one rope, or walk off....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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By Dommelhiemer
From: Anchorage
Aug 3, 2015
Anyone know anything about the crack that runs between Thin as ice and Snowflake? cleaned it out and gave it a burn, must be around 5.7 or something.
By coldclimb
From: Wasilla, AK
Aug 13, 2015
Nothing known here Dommelheimer. Does that one include the lone bolt high on the face to the right of TAI? I think I asked Kelsey about that one and he didn't have info on the route, but it was obviously at least attempted sometime.
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