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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 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 15
Snowbird Glacier, Talkeetna Mountains 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Valdez 107 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 117 / 0 / 13 / 7 / 128
Elevation: 75 ft
GPS: 61.213, -149.867 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: R Squared on Jan 16, 2007
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

Description

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

Getting There

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
Candyland
Ice 3 pitches
WI3
Ripple
Ice
WI3-4
Luckyman
Ice 2 pitches
Steep Snow X
Mt. Byron, West Ridge
Snow
WI4 R
Hung Jury
Trad, Ice
WI5
Green Steps
Ice 4 pitches
WI5
Bridalveil Falls
Ice 5 pitches
WI5-
Simple Twist of Fate
Ice 2 pitches
WI6
Wowie Zowie
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
M6
Allice in Wonderland
Sport, Mixed
WI5-
Glass Onion
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI3
Kid's Corner
Ice 3 pitches
WI3
Horsetail Falls
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI4
Lost Chord
Ice
WI3
O'Malley Falls
Ice, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Candyland Seward Highway
WI4 Ice 3 pitches
Ripple Eklutna Canyon
WI3 Ice
Luckyman Portage
WI3-4 Ice 2 pitches
Mt. Byron, West Ridge Portage
Steep Snow X Snow
Hung Jury Valdez > Keystone Canyon
WI4 R Trad, Ice
Green Steps Valdez > Keystone Canyon
WI5 Ice 4 pitches
Bridalveil Falls Valdez > Keystone Canyon
WI5 Ice 5 pitches
Simple Twist of Fate Valdez > Keystone Canyon
WI5- Ice 2 pitches
Wowie Zowie Valdez > Mineral Creek Ice Climbs
WI6 Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Allice in Wonderland Valdez > Keystone Canyon Tunnel…
M6 Sport, Mixed
Glass Onion Valdez > Keystone Canyon
WI5- Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Kid's Corner Caribou Creek
WI3 Ice 3 pitches
Horsetail Falls Valdez > Keystone Canyon
WI3 Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Lost Chord Hunter Creek > Lower Hunter
WI4 Ice
O'Malley Falls O'Malley Peak
WI3 Ice, Alpine
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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
Can you tell me when the ice season starts here? Thanks Aug 9, 2017

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