Eklutna Canyon Rock Climbing
Approach to the climbs in Eklutna Canyon
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Eklutna Canyon is a very popular place for ice climbing in Alaska. The climbs require around a 30-45 minute hike to reach. The hike is easy. You simply descend the hill to the river then follow the river until you reach the climbs. Usually footsteps are visible the whole way. There will be climbs and mixed routes on both the north and south sides of the canyon. The climbs range from WI2-WI4 and 10m to 70 meters in length.
To reach Eklutna Canyon, drive north on the Glenn Highway away from Anchorage and take the Thunderbird Falls exit No. 25. Park in the Thunderbird Falls parking lot and pay the daily five dollar fee. There are restrooms located in the parking area if needed.
Climbing Season For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.
Weather station 6.7 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Eklutna Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eklutna Canyon:
Featured Route For Eklutna Canyon
Hugging the wall on the way to climb the Ripple in...
The decent into the canyon