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The Munchkin

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The Munchkin 


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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
Submitted By: Noah.J on Jun 22, 2012
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Description 

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


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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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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!