Rock Climbing

Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling




Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling is an award winning shore excursion. In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 it was named Shore Excursion of the Season in the port of Skagway.

Join Professional Mountain Guides for an exciting climbing adventure on the smooth granite walls of the White Pass. There are great climbs for all abilities and no experience is necessary.

This tour begins with a short interpretative drive through Downtown Skagway and up the Klondike Highway. From the Highway we hike for a few moments to the base of majestic rock cliffs recently smoothed by retreating glaciers. Here we will don rock climbing shoes, helmets and harnesses. After a climbing introduction from the guides we will rope up and start climbing the clean granite.


There are more than a dozen routes to choose from. Some climbs are very easy and others offer more challenge. Each ends with a stunning aerial view of the Skagway River, The White Pass Yukon Route Railway, and the surrounding wilderness. Participants will have the chance to climb many of the routes and try rappelling on the high cliffs. Professional mountain guides will share their knowledge and skill in all aspects of climbing. Many of them have guided on Denali and around the world and enjoy sharing their stories of adventures in the mountains. Your safety and enjoyment are always their primary concern.

This adventure is perfect for those looking for their first climbing experience, or for experienced climbers looking for a challenge. No climbing is required and everyone will enjoy the cliffside snack, and stunning views. Participants need to be able to hike for a few minutes over uneven terrain, and should dress in warm clothing that allows for good flexibility.

Children must be 8 years or older to participate.

Tour duration: 3.25 hours
Climbing Shoes, Helmet, Harness and Tasty Snack are provided.

Activity Level: Everyone can participate on this tour. You can simply enjoy the van tour and watch the climbers scaling the cliffs, or push your limits on our hardest climbs!

Read what past guests are saying about the
Klondike Rock Climbing and Rappelling Adventure!

My husband and I were recently in Alaska for our honeymoon. While we were there we went rock climbing in Skagway. We had a wonderful tour guide. I say this because, I have a fear of heights and falling. I have previously tried rock climbing, but never left the ground because of this. Your tour guide made me feel so comortable, and reasured me. He helped me overcome these fears, and I climbed all the way to the top! .

Thank you!

Amy H.


Hello, My daughter & I attended a rock climb & rappelling excursion in Skagway. We had the blast of our life!!! My daughter was a quick spider on the rocks, I, a slow spider!! It was awesome and from a personal stand point a great challenge for me… the experience was outstanding, the staff were knowledgeable, encouraging, humorous – great people to hang with. This was our number one adventure in Alaska….The rock climb will always be a very favorite. Thank-you for such a great opportunity.

Susan and Bernadette H.

We wanted to express how thrilled we were with the climbing & rapelling tour in Skagway. There was a wide range of climbing available, from beginner to advanced. We have climbed over the years and were dually impressed. Our guide Sean had a plethora of knowledge about Skagway and the climbs. He was well spoken, funny, intelligent and engaging.

Our sincere thanks, Kristen and Michael

We’ve been on two Alaska cruises, and this was the best excursion we’ve had. The climbing guides made it great. They were enthusiastic, passionate about climbing, helpful and friendly, and inspired confidence with their experience and knowledge of climbing. My two sons and I had a great time that we will remember forever and tell others about.

Mike K.

Travis was very competent and professional. He was also very calm, patient and reassuring. I ended up achieving much more than I expected to try. I felt like was sharing something he enjoyed with me and not just doing a job. I felt totally safe at all times. I’m not an athletic sort of person and I’m over 50 years old.
Carol F.