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Routes in Bear Creek

Big Brother T WI5
Rain Check WI4
Rain Check (left) T WI4
Skunk WI2-3
Twisted Sister T WI5
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Type: Ice, 275 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Pudwill & Tobin 2/1981
Page Views: 193 total, 3/month
Shared By: Richard Shore on Mar 5, 2013
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Description

Rain Check is a good choice for climbing in the Valdez area when avalanche conditions are high, as the route ends atop the canyon with no major snow slopes above.

A moderate "approach" pitch past a short but steep step and a long snowy ramp leads to the base of the long crux pitch. Belay from screws. Many paths can be taken through the crux P2 pillar depending on conditions, ~45M long. Belay from healthy trees atop P2.

Location

The first big flow seen on the right side of the canyon as you hike in. ~15 min ski/snowshoe. Rappel from trees and v-thread.

Protection

Screws, v-thread materials, tree anchor/rap atop P2.

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