Keystone Canyon Rock Climbing
This was inside the temporary glacier after the 20...
between 12 and 20 east of Valdez, Alaska is the Keystone Canyon. also known as Mecca to ice climbers.
while skiing seems to be the major winter draw to this area, the big multi-pitch ice routes have been drawing customers since the mid-70's. Ice climbing festivals started here in 1983 and much of the activity was fueled by the late Andy Embeck.
fly to Anchorage. catch a RT 45 minute flight with ERA for about $250 or do the 5-6 hour drive from Anchorage. hundreds of ice routes abound; some to the west in Mineral Canyon are walking distance from downtown.
Climbing Season For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.
Weather station 24.3 miles from here
51 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Keystone Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Keystone Canyon:
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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
A classic picture of an ice pixies event from 2007
Pat taking the whipper like a top rope tough guy o...
BETA PHOTO: The Big four in Keystone Canyon. L to R: Bridalvei...
Valdez Ice Climbing Festival 2014