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Type:  Ice, 2 pitches, 275'
Consensus: WI4 [details]
FA: Pudwill & Tobin 2/1981
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Submitted By: Richard Shore on Mar 5, 2013

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Jason leading out on P2 of Rain Check WI4


Rain Check is a good choice for climbing in the Valdez area when avalanche conditions are high, as the route ends atop the canyon with no major snow slopes above.

A moderate "approach" pitch past a short but steep step and a long snowy ramp leads to the base of the long crux pitch. Belay from screws. Many paths can be taken through the crux P2 pillar depending on conditions, ~45M long. Belay from healthy trees atop P2.


The first big flow seen on the right side of the canyon as you hike in. ~15 min ski/snowshoe. Rappel from trees and v-thread.


Screws, v-thread materials, tree anchor/rap atop P2.

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Climbers using some alternate belays on Rain Check...
Climbers using some alternate belays on Rain Check...

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