||Ice, 4 pitches, 650'
|Consensus: ||WI5 [details]|
|FA: ||Jon Weiland and Jeff Lowe 70's|
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|Submitted By: ||vdzsteaz on Apr 15, 2011|
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when we climbed it Jan 1986 during the Japanese-Am...
The classic ice line in Valdez!
First climbed by Lowe and Weiland on New Year's with a bivy at the second pitch cave.
Each pitch is long, 50-60 meters each, but the first and second pitches have about 40 feet of deep and steep snow to slog through at the top.
Each pitch is a broad curtain of ice and many variations do exist, so pick your line and go for it. Also, each pitch is seperated by a snow patch, so it's easy to identify how the pitches are laid out.
Obvious waterfall, to the right of Bridal Veil (the other 600+ ft waterfall). Park in the pull out and hop the guardrail. Cross the river if it's frozen and you are there in less than 5 minutes.
BETA PHOTO: Belaying on the third pitch.
BETA PHOTO: Keystone Greensteps
The Big 4 as they appeared in 1985
By Dan McCabe
Jan 27, 2013
Fist female ascent Sara Peebles.