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Areas in Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing

Beer Climbs 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Bellicose Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Benign Peak 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 2 / 2 / 2
Caribou Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Eklutna Canyon 1 / 12 / 1 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 19
Homer 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Hunter Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Kenai Peninsula ice climbing 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Knik Gorge 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1
Matanuska Glacier 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mount Yukla 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 1 / 5 / 7 / 7
Nantina Point 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 1 / 2 / 2 / 2
Ninilchik & Deep Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
O'Malley Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Portage 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 11
Seward Highway 1 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 16
Snowbird Glacier, Talkeetna Mountains 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Valdez 106 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 116 / 0 / 13 / 7 / 127

Description [Suggest Change]

Anchorage is a host to many ice climbs of all different heights and grades. Anchorage also has good mixed climbing available

Getting There [Suggest Change]

To get to Anchorage you can fly into Ted Stevens International Airport on any major airline, take a ferry from Washington or drive the famous Alcan highway.

216 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4
 11
Candyland
Ice 3 pitches
WI4
 14
T.J. Swann
Ice
WI3
 32
Ripple
Ice
WI3-4
 4
Luckyman
Ice 2 pitches
Steep Snow X
 3
Mt. Byron, West Ridge
Snow
WI4 R
 15
Hung Jury
Trad, Ice
WI5
 14
Green Steps
Ice 4 pitches
WI5
 16
Bridalveil Falls
Ice 5 pitches
WI5-
 10
Simple Twist of Fate
Ice 2 pitches
WI6
 4
Wowie Zowie
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI5-
 3
Glass Onion
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI3
 19
Kid's Corner
Ice 3 pitches
WI3
 9
Horsetail Falls
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI4
 3
Lost Chord
Ice
WI3
 9
O'Malley Falls
Ice, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Candyland Seward Highway
 11
WI4 Ice 3 pitches
T.J. Swann Eklutna Canyon
 14
WI4 Ice
Ripple Eklutna Canyon
 32
WI3 Ice
Luckyman Portage
 4
WI3-4 Ice 2 pitches
Mt. Byron, West Ridge Portage
 3
Steep Snow X Snow
Hung Jury Valdez > Keystone Canyon
 15
WI4 R Trad, Ice
Green Steps Valdez > Keystone Canyon
 14
WI5 Ice 4 pitches
Bridalveil Falls Valdez > Keystone Canyon
 16
WI5 Ice 5 pitches
Simple Twist of Fate Valdez > Keystone Canyon
 10
WI5- Ice 2 pitches
Wowie Zowie Valdez > Mineral Creek Ice Climbs
 4
WI6 Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Glass Onion Valdez > Keystone Canyon
 3
WI5- Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Kid's Corner Caribou Creek
 19
WI3 Ice 3 pitches
Horsetail Falls Valdez > Keystone Canyon
 9
WI3 Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Lost Chord Hunter Creek > Lower Hunter
 3
WI4 Ice
O'Malley Falls O'Malley Peak
 9
WI3 Ice, Alpine
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Can you tell me when the ice season starts here? Thanks Aug 9, 2017
Jared LaVacque
Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jared LaVacque   Anchorage/Grand Junction  
That honestly depends on the season and the location. Sometimes winter comes early and sometimes late and there are seasons where precipitation is low for a winter. For instance, this last season was the highest in precipitation in the Anchorage area since the winter of 2012/13. Typically by late November/early December, we should be in the right range. Aug 9, 2017

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