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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

52 Total Routes

['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['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 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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Featured Route For Valdez
Simple Twist of Fate WI5-

Simple Twist of Fate WI5-  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon
The prominent ice flow in the narrow gully between the huge routes Bridalveil Falls (left) and Greensteps (right). Ascend some 500' of snow/easy ice to the base of the business. If climbing with 60M ropes, one will have to build a belay at the bottom of the steeps, directly in the fall-line (not-advised). With 70M ropes, a belay can be built some 50' down and right of the hard climbing, providing the belayer with some margin of safety from the garbage chute. From here, climb a full ropelength of...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Almost the entire route of Green Steps.  A jeff lo...
Almost the entire route of Green Steps. A jeff lo...
Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Bridal Veil!
Bridal Veil!
Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Valdez Ice Festival 2014

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By Brian Prince
From: morro bay, ca
May 28, 2011
should probably be moved to the "ICE" section