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Description 

Portage River is about a forty five minute to hour long drive from Anchorage. It is right past Girdwood. Portage often has warmer temps than other ice climbing areas, so conditions here might not always be the best. The climbs range from single pitch to multipitch climbs. Climbs up to WI6 and mixed conditions.

Getting There 

Drive South on the Seward Highway past Girdwood, you will see signs on the road talking about the Portage Glacier. Turn there. The climbs will be on the left and primarly the right side of the road. Ski or hike to all of the climbs. Beware of avalanche conditions.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.6 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Portage:
Five Fingers   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches   
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   
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Featured Route For Portage
Craig Hastings and Chuck Grittner looking up Middle Glacier.  Luckyman is the obvious ice smear on the right wall of the canyon.

Luckyman WI3-4  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : Portage
This is a fun two pitch route or a really long single pitch. The ice is either very good on this route or very bad depending on the time of year....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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