Hatcher Pass, Alaska

Hatcher Pass, Alaska

Posted on 05. May, 2011 by in News

A few years ago I visited a special place in Alaska called Hatcher Pass. It was a stunningly beautiful area with good rock every where. We hiked around in the rain for an hour or so and saw some really nice looking boulders. A quick search through some internet aerial photos reveals a whole lot more. This summer I will be headed there for two weeks to develop some of the awesome looking boulders in the area. Alaska is a fickle place, and there exists a chance it may rain the entire time we are there. However, it is also one of the most incredible and wild places in the world. Putting up new problems, in a remote area, on good rock high in the mountains is to me a near perfect scenario. It represents all that I love about bouldering. It will also provide a nice break from the alpine bouldering here in Colorado. I am extremely excited about our trip. I will be updating this site with photos and updates. We leave in mid-July!

IMG_3872Exit Glacier, from a 2008 trip

8 Responses to “Hatcher Pass, Alaska”

  1. Kaelen W

    05. May, 2011


  2. DaveH

    05. May, 2011

    Wow, that sounds like a great adventure Jamie. I hope you have fun and tick off a V10 for your V10 project.

  3. Anthony

    05. May, 2011

    Hey Jamie,
    I have a good contact who has already cleaned dozens of lines out there if you are interested. Hit me up if you are

  4. Matt Lowber

    05. May, 2011

    Jamie, the website is down right now due to a catastrophic server error- you have my contact info if you need any beta. I’ll be around but working full time, send me the dates and I’ll see what I can manage to get off.
    I wouldn’t go in with the mentality that it will “provide a nice break from the alpine bouldering here in Colorado” as the conditions are often much worse and more unpredictable than RMNP and Mt Evans.

  5. B3

    05. May, 2011

    I just meant a change of pace. After 40 some visits to Lincoln Lake last summer, it’s nice to go somewhere new. I will definitely be in touch!

  6. Todd

    13. May, 2011

    I’ve been developing up here for ages (15 yrs, including with Matt last summer), and have been waiting for some really strong guys to come up and do the stuff I can’t seem to figure out. I’d love to show you around or get out climbing with you if I’m in town. What are your dates? I’m heading to Squamish for three weeks at the end of July.

  7. kevin

    04. Jul, 2011

    Sounds great! My partner and I are headed to central alaska for two weeks of bouldering, starting tuesday. It’s the tail end of a six week road trip, started in San Fran. Any beta on Hatcher (topos, directions to concentrated areas) would be very much appreciated. Even more appreciated would be folks who want to boulder with us! quasikevin@gmail.com

  8. Eddie

    06. Jul, 2011

    I was at Hatcher Pass in May and there was a ton of snow still there. Several folks still skiing up by the mine too. I hope it will be cleared up for you. Make sure to check out Midnight Sun Brewery and restaurant. The Sockeye Red is a tasty brew. Search Alaska on my website for some beta on the place. Palmer has a very nice eatery called Turkey Red. Do not pass this place up. Midnight Sun on tap! 45 minutes from HP.

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