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.

Tour Notes:

Duration: 3.25 Hours
Activity Level: Moderate
Min. Age: 6 years
Min. Weight: 50 lbs. Max. Weight: 300 lbs. or 52″ waist size
Food: Trail mix snack, water and hot chocolate
Provided Equipment: Climbing shoes, helmet, harness
Recommended clothing: Layers for warmth, rain gear.
Wheelchair access: No
Medical Restrictions: This is a physical activity and it is the guest’s responsibility to determine that they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity.
Liability Waiver Required

Guest Comments:

“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.

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