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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, AK
Powerline Pass Ride
A high-speed mountain pass ride with most of the fun at the end. Near Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Flattop Flyer
Mostly singletrack downhill with 2-car shuttle; can be done as and out and back. Near Anchorage, AK
The Hive
Outer singletrack on the north perimeter of Hillside; great views of Anchorage. Near Anchorage, AK
Hillside Park
A great singletrack tour of east Anchorage with plenty of pedaling and descending. Near Anchorage, AK
Bolling Alley
Fun loop on the south side of Kincaid;lots of small rollers and berms. Near Anchorage, AK
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Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing  


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Elevation: 75'
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Matanuska Glacier from the Glenn Hwy in the fall

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

104 Total Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',54],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing :
Annie Greensprings   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 65'   Eklutna Canyon
Boonesfarm   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 195'   Eklutna Canyon
Roadside Attraction   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 115'   Seward Highway
Five Fingers   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches   Portage
Waterworld   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 30'   Seward Highway
PFM   WI4+ M4+     Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Seward Highway
T.J. Swann   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Eklutna Canyon
Mad Dog   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 85'   Eklutna Canyon
Candyland   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches, 275'   Seward Highway
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Portage
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Ripple   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 215'   Eklutna Canyon
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing
Ken climbing Shoot'em Up at The Tunnel Wall.

Shoot' em Up M7  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon Tunnel Wall
This long route starts up a huge flake and fights through pumpy, overhanging terrain with great holds. This beginning is the crux, then it cuts left onto the vertical face and up some less sustained moves. The upper third portion of the route is once again a long, continuing fight offering many different styles of climbing. Blank face, overwhelming options with hidden tiny ledges, caves, cracks, and pockets make this a great route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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