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Ice Climbing Areas around Anchorage


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Aaron D. · · Anchorage, AK · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

Any good ice climbing areas within an hour of Anchorage?

C. Williams · · the Climber Cave · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 1,145

Yes

climbing coastie · · Wasilla, AK · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 90
Nick B · · Anchorage, Alaska · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 58

If you don't mind a 1.5 hour drive, Kids Corner is a local favorite for a fun multipitch climb in the wi3 range.   Caribou creek (where kids is located) has just about anything you could want difficulty wise.  https://www.mountainproject.com/route/109775258/kids-corner


 I could suggest stuff closer, but what WI level are you looking for?  For moderate stuff a hour or less away I would consider Beer Climbs, Eklutna Canyon, and Five fingers

Aaron D. · · Anchorage, AK · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

Nick Baker wrote:

If you don't mind a 1.5 hour drive, Kids Corner is a local favorite for a fun multipitch climb in the wi3 range.   Caribou creek (where kids is located) has just about anything you could want difficulty wise.  https://www.mountainproject.com/route/109775258/kids-corner


 I could suggest stuff closer, but what WI level are you looking for?  For moderate stuff a hour or less away I would consider Beer Climbs, Eklutna Canyon, and Five fingers

Not to sure what I can and cannot climb yet. Just trying to get an idea of some of the places around.

climbing coastie · · Wasilla, AK · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 90

Aaron D. wrote:

Not to sure what I can and cannot climb yet. Just trying to get an idea of some of the places around.

Then I'd recommend finding someone experienced and going out with them. If they are experienced, they'll know where to go. 

Nick B · · Anchorage, Alaska · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 58

Yea, get on the ak ice climbing fb page and ask for a partner.  There are people willing to do some mentoring in return for having a belay partner.  If you are not sure what you can climb you should be top roping/following with someone experienced.

Aaron D. · · Anchorage, AK · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

Thanks guys, very much appreciated.

climbing coastie · · Wasilla, AK · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 90

If you're free during the week and want to get out let me know. 

clint helander · · anchorage, alaska · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 613

Aaron is a good guy. Way psyched. Someone take him out and show him the local goods. I would, but I'm out of the state until March. Good luck, Aaron!

Aaron D. · · Anchorage, AK · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

climbing coastie wrote:

If you're free during the week and want to get out let me know. 

PM’d ya.

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