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Valdez Area Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 61.13066, -146.35117 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: dsmit on Jul 16, 2011
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Approaching the Republic of Boulder.


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

95 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',39],['2 Stars',34],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valdez Area Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valdez Area Rock:
Dragon's Teeth   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
Wet Finish   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   Valdez Glacier Campground
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Trustafarian, 12a.

Trustafarian (Rasta With a Trust Fund) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Republic of Boulder
This is a great, long and pumpy climb on the left side of the cliff. Start on lose steep ground to gain amazing, bullet proof rock. Continue through a roof 40' up, and work a crux ledge above this. Finish this pumpy, sustained climb up steep, sloping holds up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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

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