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Routes in Eklutna Canyon

Type: Ice, 215 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 3,865 total · 28/month
Shared By: R Squared on Jan 17, 2007
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Access Issue: The Eklutna Canyon drainage is open to climbing but is on private property belonging to Ekultna Incorporated. Details

Description

This is probably one of the most popular climbs in Alaska. This is an nice WI3 climb that is in every year.

Location

Descend into the canyon, and then hike for forty five minutes and this climb will be on your right. You can't miss it!

Protection

This route is a beautiful climb, bring screws, any length will do. It can be done on a single 60m rope usually. The anchors were replaced with new stainless hardware on 12/13/2015.

An anchor exists at the top of the climb on the left as well as a second anchor that is located on the right of the climb.

Rappel the route to a V-thread with a 60m rope, or to the second anchor with a 70m rope, or rap the entire route with two ropes.

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Matt Faust
  WI3
Matt Faust  
  WI3
This climb is actually called "Ripple", not "The Ripple". It is named after a cheap wine, like most of the climbs in this canyon. Oct 3, 2007
Greg Sievers
Bozeman, MT
 
Greg Sievers   Bozeman, MT
 
cut my teeth here in 1983-4. it was rad then and looks like its still a wonderful frontcountry outting. Oct 28, 2010

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