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.
10 minute ski from Pika base camp
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Southwest Ridge 5.4 Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400 feet, Grade II
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Southwest Ridge 5.4 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