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Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing  Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 75'
Location: 61.2134, -149.8672 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: R Squared on Jan 16, 2007
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

214 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing :
Ripple   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 215'   Eklutna Canyon
Boonesfarm   WI3     Ice, 2 pitches, 195'   Eklutna Canyon
Hamburger in the Dark   M6-     Sport, Mixed, 55'   Eklutna Canyon
Five Fingers   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches   Portage
Allice in Wonderland   M6     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 75'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon Tunnel Wall
Annie Greensprings   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 65'   Eklutna Canyon
T.J. Swann   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Eklutna Canyon
Mad Dog   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 85'   Eklutna Canyon
Horsetail Falls   WI3     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 260'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Glass Onion   WI5-     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 380'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Candyland   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches, 275'   Seward Highway
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Portage
Wowie Zowie   WI6     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 360'   Valdez : Mineral Creek Ice Climbs
Blitz    WI3     Ice, 2 pitches, 150'   Beer Climbs
Kid's Corner   WI3     Ice, 3 pitches, 400'   Caribou Creek
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Second Coming   WI4     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 300'   Valdez : Hole In The Wall
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetail in wet conditions.

Horsetail Falls WI3  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon
This amazing roadside attraction was the first peace of ice to be climbed in Valdez back in December of 1975. This is a contently flowing fetcher that forms during cold spells, crumbles during a warm streak and then will freeze again and again over the course of a normal year. Your route will often be determined by avoiding open water. This can often make for an exciting experience yet worth while. When formed this is a must climb classic that will leave you hungry for more.P1. Horsetail F...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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By cochiseclimbing
Aug 9, 2017
Can you tell me when the ice season starts here? Thanks
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Aug 9, 2017
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.

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