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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

For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

85 Total Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',8],['5.8',15],['5.9',10],['5.10',26],['5.11',19],['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
This fun climb has a short crux or two with a lot ...

Elitist's Overcompensation 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Republic of Boulder
This is another amazing climb once you get through the cubic's cube of bolts at the bottom.Climb the middle line of stainless moving left under a triangular roof and up the face on funky moves. Climb up the face to arrive at the second crux, pulling yourself onto a small ledge to achieve the upper arete turned dihedral. Follow this to the party ledge....[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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