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Bridal Veil!

Description 

Rain and Snow, lots of it. Come here to ski/board and bring the ice tools. Classic lines up to 600' right next to the road.


Getting There 

Drive to the south end of the Richardson Hwy.


24 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Valdez:
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Keystone Canyon
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Keystone Canyon
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Keystone Canyon
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Belaying on the third pitch.

Green Steps WI5  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon
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. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Almost the entire route of Green Steps.  A jeff lowe and john weiland classic
Almost the entire route of Green Steps. A jeff lo...
Coffee in Valdez. Do they serve tea?
Coffee in Valdez. Do they serve tea?
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By Brian Prince
From: morro bay, ca
May 28, 2011

should probably be moved to the "ICE" section