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Cracked Ice  Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,300'
Location: 61.15739, -145.58716 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Taylor-B. on Sep 12, 2015
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Description 

Cracked Ice is a large undulating peak that has a short approach, big vert, glaciers, bergshrunds and crevasses.

Getting There 

At mile marker 33 on the Richardson HWY park on the pipeline access road or in the summer park on the large gravel shoulder just north of the waterfall and this is where the summer trail starts.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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An excellent alpine climb with great position and sections of splitter choss . From the parking area at 33 mile on the Richardson HWY locate the summer trail 100 meters north of the waterfall. Travel time to brush line is about 1 hour and allow another 1-2 hours to reach the base of the West Ridge. Once in the alpine meander up rolling tundra meadows aiming for the large glacial valley between Cracked Ice and Python. There is really nice camping along the way.At 4,500ft you arrive at the Ice Ton...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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