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Valdez Area Rock  


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Location: 61.13066, -146.35117 View Map  Incorrect?
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Approaching the Republic of Boulder.

Description 

This area encompasses the Valdez and Thompson Pass rock climbing areas. The rock tends to be a little chossy, but the scenery is unbeatable. The majority of the climbing is in the Thompson Pass area, but there is a little to be found in Valdez itself. If you are coming to town bring your gear for a great day out on the rocks.

Getting There 

From Anchorage take highway 1 to Glennallen then take highway 4 to Valdez.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

76 Total Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',7],['5.8',14],['5.9',9],['5.10',22],['5.11',17],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['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 Valdez Area Rock:
Neptune   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   The Sunny Side
Dragon's Teeth   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
Bio-Dome   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'   The Sunny Side
South Park   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   The Sunny Side
Wet Finish   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
Backflip Bum   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   The Sunny Side
Lazy Days   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
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Featured Route For Valdez Area Rock
Shoot'em Up has a bit of everything form overhanging, face and a bit of crack at the top!

Shoot' em Up 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The Tunnel Wall
This is the fourth route from the right. This long route starts up a huge flake and fights through pumpy, overhanging terrain with great holds. This beginning is the crux, then it cuts left onto the vertical face and up some less sustained moves. The upper third portion of the route is once again a long, continuing fight offering many different styles of climbing. Try and not get spit out of the tricky cave moves near the top. Blank face, overwhelming options with hidden tinny ledges, caves,...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Valdez
Valdez
Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
Tools after a day of craging above the duckflats.
A spectacular view from Panorama Point.
A spectacular view from Panorama Point.

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