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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
Tibetan Prayer Flags Made in China   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 65'   Republic of Boulder
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Featured Route For Valdez Area Rock
Jacobs Ladder climbs under the roof and exits left

Jacobs Ladder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Tsaina River Gorge Wall
Use the same approach as Ant Eater or rap in off the anchor. Start the route below and right of a large block located on the upper part of the wall. Climb up a short corner to a thin crack. Place gear and continue up and left towards the block. Follow bolts and fixed pins to the roof and exit out right or pull the roof if your feeling strong....[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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