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Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing

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Middle Fork
A trail down the east side of Powerline Pass; out & back or make a loop with Flattop Flyer. Near Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
Powerline Pass Ride
A high-speed mountain pass ride with most of the fun at the end. Near Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
South Fork Rim
This trail heads along the south/west side of South Fork Campbell Creek canyon. Near Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
Flattop Flyer
Mostly singletrack downhill with 2-car shuttle; can be done as and out and back. Near Anchorage, Alaska
The Hive
Outer singletrack on the north perimeter of Hillside; great views of Anchorage. Near Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
Hillside Park
A great singletrack tour of east Anchorage with plenty of pedaling and descending. Near Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage is a host to many ice climbs of all different heights and grades. Anchorage also has good mixed climbing available

Getting There 

To get to Anchorage you can fly into Ted Stevens International Airport on any major airline, take a ferry from Washington or drive the famous Alcan highway.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

139 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',32],['3 Stars',71],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing :
Ripple   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 215'   Eklutna Canyon
Annie Greensprings   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 65'   Eklutna Canyon
The Dam   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 61'   Eklutna Canyon
Roadside Attraction   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 115'   Seward Highway
Unknown 1   M5-6     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch   Eklutna Canyon
Five Fingers   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches   Portage
Righthand crack    M5-6     Sport, Mixed, 55'   Eklutna Canyon
Allice in Wonderland   M6     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 75'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon Tunnel Wall
Horsetail Falls   WI3     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 260'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Mad Dog   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 85'   Eklutna Canyon
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Boonesfarm   WI3     Ice, 2 pitches, 195'   Eklutna Canyon
T.J. Swann   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Eklutna Canyon
Kid's Corner   WI3     Ice, 3 pitches, 400'   Caribou Creek
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Portage
Candyland   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches, 275'   Seward Highway
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
PFM   WI4+ M4+     Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Seward Highway
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetail in wet conditions.

Horsetail Falls WI3  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon
This amazing roadside attraction was the first peace of ice to be climbed in Valdez back in December of 1975. This is a contently flowing fetcher that forms during cold spells, crumbles during a warm streak and then will freeze again and again over the course of a normal year. Your route will often be determined by avoiding open water. This can often make for an exciting experience yet worth while. When formed this is a must climb classic that will leave you hungry for more.P1. Horsetail F...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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