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About Seward Highway:

The Seward Highway has been the after work climbing area for most Anchorage climbers for many years now. There are some nice climbs hidden in the crags and roadcuts through the infamous CHUGACH CRUD. This rock was once the floor of the Pacific Ocean, but seismic upheaval has turned it vertical, and there can be some very loose layers of "greywacke" in the middle of otherwise somewhat solid rock. Wearing a helmet is a must... besides natural rockfall, the Dall sheep and tourists have been known to let loose showers of rock on the unsuspecting climber below. Remember...PULL DOWN, NOT OUT!!!.
Nearest town or city: Anchorage
Directions: The Seward is the only highway going south out of Anchorage. As you leave town and start to drive along the incredibly scenic Turnagain Arm, you will see a truck weigh station. I will start the beta for each section with the MILE NO. from the weigh station, so be sure and look at your odometer when you pass it. This highway is also famous for multi-car accidents because every one is looking at the scenery and not the road. USE CAUTION!!! Also be careful in the winter months if you choose to climb, the avalanche danger along Turnagain Arm is almost always HIGH.
Latitude, Longitude: 60.98177, -149.58984
Access Issues:
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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