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Icing Peak - North Ridge 

WI2-3

   
Type:  Ice, 5000', Grade IV
Original: WI2-3 Steep Snow [details]
FA: Evan Phillips / Carl Oswald (May 1999)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: evanphillipsak on Oct 7, 2015

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Description 

Ski 10-15 miles back Matanuska Glacier. Take right fork (Icing Glacier) and ski another 10-15 miles. Camp at around 5,000' on the Icing Glacier. The route climbs a perfectly symmetrical knife edge ridge for the first 1,500'. The crux breaks thru a hanging serac/ buldge. The final 2,500' is steep snow and ice climbing up to 70 degrees

Protection 

Snow Pickets, Ice screws


Photos of Icing Peak - North Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Carl Oswald busting through the hanging serac on I...
Carl Oswald busting through the hanging serac on I...
Rock Climbing Photo: Evan Phillips on the summit of Icing Peak (10,995'...
Evan Phillips on the summit of Icing Peak (10,995'...
Rock Climbing Photo: The lower section of the North Ridge of Icing Peak...
The lower section of the North Ridge of Icing Peak...

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