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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',14],['3 Stars',29],['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',18],['5.12',5],['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:
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
Same start as derailed then cut right at the roof.

Right-a-Way Gone Wrong 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The Tunnel Wall
Climb 20' vertical face to the base of a large roof. From here, cut right along bolt line out and through the lid and onto vertical face climbing. Slings on the lower clips will keep rope drag down for the upper half. Then enjoy the second 50' of mellower climbing to the anchor. Keep an eye out for ledges, but donít freak out. They are well-protected for a cool head that wants to enjoy a great climb....[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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