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The Munchkin Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 62.6946, -151.20531 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, Dommelhiemer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Noah.J on Jun 22, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Munchkin on the left, the Royal Tower on the right...

Register with the NP Mountaineering Headquarters in Talkeetna, AK before climbing in the park!


Small, easily climbed peak in the middle of larger and more committing routes in Little Switzerland. The route described is generally south facing, and makes for great rock climbing as a warm up for the rest of the rock on the Pika.

Getting There 

10 minute ski from Pika base camp

Climbing Season

For the Denali National Park area.

Weather station 51.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Southwest Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Mod. Snow  AK : Denali National Park : ... : The Munchkin
Moderate snow climbing and a small 'shrund/moat crossing gains the first rock band. There are many ways up the Munchkin, this route trends up the west rock band, but a party could just as easily climb the snowfield, or another rock section.Once the ridge has been gained, you must cross a short snowfield as shown in the photo. A mountain axe is nice to have, as are boots. We did it in rock shoes with a mountain axe, and it was a cold little traverse....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Rock Climbing Photo: Crown Jewel on left, the Munchkin in the center an...
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By Ed Rhine
Jul 8, 2012
Hey there! I am headed there on the 20th of July for 2 weeks. Thanks for putting up info on this. Would really appreciate any info about snow conditions, weather, routes, recommendations, ski tours, etc that you are willing to provide. Thanks!

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