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Hunter Creek Rock Climbing 

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Hunter Creek cuts trough a steep canyon for about five miles. Many water falls provide superb ice climbing all of which are about 50 to 120 ft.

Getting There 

Mile marker 8 on Knik River Rd. Start hiking up Hunter creek and you should get to the first waterfall after about 2 miles.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 14.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Hunter Creek

Overlook WI2-3  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Lower Hunter
This flow is on the left hand side of the river. It is a good first lead. Climb low angle ice from just above the creek for 75ft. There is a nice steeper section that is about 50ft long, it has a couple body lengths of steeper climbing broken by some good rests. After the final steep bulge it mellows out. Several good tree exist for rapping. Two ropes takes you to the bottom of the climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hunter Creek
Hunter Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping down in the dark.
Rapping down in the dark.
Rock Climbing Photo: Third pitch of Harry's
Third pitch of Harry's
Rock Climbing Photo: First pitch of Harry's Big Adventure
First pitch of Harry's Big Adventure
Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of Tony on the approach.
Another shot of Tony on the approach.
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach to Harry's Big Adventure
Approach to Harry's Big Adventure
Rock Climbing Photo: More Ice
More Ice
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan under the amphitheater
BETA PHOTO: Ryan under the amphitheater

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By Dave Lynch
From: Waseca, MN
Apr 10, 2013
Harry's Big Adventure and Split Finish are both around 500 ft climbs. Couple other multipitch routes in this spectacular canyon. Plan on long days & don't forget your headlamp. I've never hiked out in daylight.
By C. Williams
From: the Climber Cave
Nov 9, 2014
Great beta for this canyon can be found at

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