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The Best Rock Climbing in Alaska

Looking for the best rock climbing in Alaska? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alaska. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Alaska

  • Seward, Alaska

    Climb Mount Alice

    3 mi / 5265 ft gain
    This hike starts at 0 feet elevation on the side of Resurrection Bay opposite of Seward. Travelling south from Anchorage, take a left turn onto Nash Road a couple of miles before getting into Seward itself. Follow Nash Road for a few miles, past campgrounds, etc. About a mile before reaching the ...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Ice Climb Exit Glacier

    4.5 mi / 750 ft gain
    You could climb Exit Glacier a hundred times and never see the same crevasse twice. This glacier is constantly changing, so you never know what kind of climbing you're in for. If you're not an experienced ice climber, there are a couple of guide companies in Seward you could go with.The hike begi...
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  • Yukon-Koyukuk, Alaska

    Backpack Gates Of The Arctic National Park

    25 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The absolute most important part of planning a trip to Gates Of The Arctic is accepting the fact that you’ll be improvising for the majority of the experience. The park is larger than several US states, so remote that not a single road or hiking trail exists within the park, and the vast majority...
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  • Healy, Alaska

    Camp at Riley Creek Campground

    The campground has cell service, and wifi available for purchase. Fires are allowed year-round, and downed wood may be gathered. Potable water is seasonal - make sure you have all proper water filtration systems needed! No campgrounds in Denali have electrical or water hookups for RVs. Riley Cree...
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  • Valdez, Alaska

    Worthington Glacier

    1 mi / 335 ft gain
    Worthington Glacier is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Valdez, Alaska.
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