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Grapefruit Rocks Overview
Hike & Climb

50 miles north of Fairbanks, roadside to the infamous "haul road" that goes to Prudhoe Bay, lies the most popular local rock climbing crag: Grapefruit Rocks. From the parking lot, pack climbing gear, lunch, and water in your day pack to tackle the first obstacle: a steep mile hike. At the top, capture stunning views of the valley below and pristine limestone facades around.

Following the hike, certified guides will set up several top-rope anchors and instruct proper use of climbing equipment such as a harness and belay device. Participants will take turns belaying and climbing for each other under the guide's supervision.

Note: Although participants learn some rock climbing basics, this is an experiential trip.

To learn more about rock climbing, check out our rock climbing courses!


Grapefruit Rocks Details


Cost: $150 per person. Minimum 4 people.

Max 9 people.

Dates: Contact us to schedule


Start: 9:00am

Pick up between 8am-9am


Duration: Approximately 8 hours

(plus travel time)


Elevation Gain: ~1000ft


Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous


Distance: 2 mile (out and back)


*Price includes: pick up/drop off within Fairbanks city limits, American Mountain Guiding Association certified Single Pitch Instructors, climbing instruction, W.I.L.D.'s climbing equipment, and 1% net profit going toward our youth outdoor education scholarships.


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