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Valdez Rock Climbing 


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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

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]
['<=5.6',7],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valdez

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valdez:
Horsetail Falls   WI3     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 260'   Keystone Canyon
Allice in Wonderland   M6     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 75'   Keystone Canyon Tunnel Wall
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Keystone Canyon
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
Rock Climbing Photo: 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

Photos of Valdez Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Teale and Tom Evans on Tortilla Flats, Keyst...
Brian Teale and Tom Evans on Tortilla Flats, Keyst...
Rock Climbing Photo: One weekend a year it's this kind of town :)  Than...
One weekend a year it's this kind of town :) Than...
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: 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?
Rock Climbing Photo: Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Prepping Bridalvail Falls for the 2015 Ice Fest.
Prepping Bridalvail Falls for the 2015 Ice Fest.
Rock Climbing Photo: loves way
loves way
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on Tidal Wave WI2 above Port Valdez.
Topping out on Tidal Wave WI2 above Port Valdez.

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