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Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing

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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

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
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing  Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 75'
Location: 61.2134, -149.8672 View Map  Incorrect?
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Aaron Thrasher climbing on the West Ridge of Yukla

Description 

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

138 Total Climbing Routes

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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 :
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
Unknown 1   M5-6     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch   Eklutna Canyon
Five Fingers   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches   Portage
PFM   WI4+ M4+     Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Seward Highway
The Dam   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 61'   Eklutna Canyon
Roadside Attraction   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 115'   Seward Highway
Annie Greensprings   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 65'   Eklutna Canyon
T.J. Swann   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Eklutna Canyon
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Candyland   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches, 275'   Seward Highway
Boonesfarm   WI3     Ice, 2 pitches, 195'   Eklutna Canyon
Kid's Corner   WI3     Ice, 3 pitches, 400'   Caribou Creek
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Portage
Ripple   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 215'   Eklutna Canyon
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Byron. The west ridge is the right skyline.

Mt. Byron, West Ridge AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : Portage
Mt. Byron is one of the most beautiful roadside peaks in Alaska. The crux is hitting the weather and route conditions just right. Portage valley is one of the wettest, snowiest places in the world. Park at the Byron Glacier TH. Mt. Byron is the prominent peak at the head of the valley. Take care on the approach, this area is a huge terrain trap for avi's. If you survive the terrain trap, gain a small hanging glacier on the west side of the valley and then boot pack/scramble up to the col of the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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