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Valdez Rock Climbing 

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Does it snow in Valdez? JJ Brooks nearing the summ...


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

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

63 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',19],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valdez

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valdez:
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Keystone Canyon
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Keystone Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Keystone Canyon
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Keystone Canyon
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Featured Route For Valdez
Rock Climbing Photo: The South Ridge is the left hand sky line. Photo b...

South Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c AI2-3 Steep Snow  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Sapphire PK
Park at mile marker 27 or Ptarmigan Creek. In the spring/summer you can drive a ways back up Ptarmigan Creek on the pipeline road. The South Ridge via the 27 Mile Glacier ice fall is a mega classic skimountaineering objective and test piece. The crux of the day may be negotiating the ice fall to gain access to the Pk. The ice fall is a 35-40deg snow or ice slope and is condition dependent on whether to exit left or right due to the seracs and crevasses. Cross the 27 Mile Glacier and gain the c...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Teale and Tom Evans on Tortilla Flats, Keyst...
Brian Teale and Tom Evans on Tortilla Flats, Keyst...
Rock Climbing Photo: Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost the entire route of Green Steps.  A jeff lo...
Almost the entire route of Green Steps. A jeff lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bridal Veil!
Bridal Veil!
Rock Climbing Photo: loves way
loves way
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Rock Climbing Photo: 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

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