Solitude is what comes to mind when many Alaskan’s think about rock climbing in Hatcher Pass. This wonderful granitic alpine playground has hundreds of routes of sport and trad climbing, when combined with bouldering it can push that number into the thousands.
There is camping at several areas along Archangel Road, which is where the majority of routes are located. This road has changed significantly over the years but even now driving to the end may end up being the crux for many parties. Once you arrive peaks of granite surround you in all directions. The rock in this area is older than many of the larger granitic formations so the rock faces tend to be smaller than other areas like the Alaska Range. Most routes are between one and four pitches with just a few that reach higher but difficulties range the entire spectrum from 5.5 to 5.13d.