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The Wedge

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About The Wedge:

The Wedge is an rock peak that splits a high alpine valley in two. Despite the long approach and sometimes rotten rock, it has some very nice routes in an incredible setting. Highly recommended if the weather is nice. Even the hike or bike in is gorgeous. CAUTION: This area is at least two hours of hiking from help, so carry a cell phone (questionable reception) or file a trip plan with a friend. It can also get very cold or windy quickly so be prepared. It is always 10-20 degrees colder than the Anchorage Bowl, and watch for avalanche danger in the winter.

Added by AKClimber: While at the Wedge, be sure to go up the Ramp, there is a very nice view from the top. It is directly north of the Wedge, you cant possibly miss it, it almost looks like a point at the top. More information will follow in a month...

Nearest town or city: Anchorage
Directions: Ask for directions to the Glen Alps Trailhead (Flat Top). From the parking lot ($5.00 fee), head east on the Powerline Pass trail for about two hours (hiking). When you see a sign reading "To Hidden Lake and the Ramp", hike north (illegal to bike any further on the Ramp trail) and around scree and boulders to the north side of The Wedge. As you ascend the tundra look for two rock towers and aim for the base of them. The climbing routes are on these towers and up the gully next to them. Routes will be described from bottom to top.
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Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Month

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