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Keystone Canyon

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American Way T 
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Bloodstain T 
Bridalveil Falls 
Chickenshit T 
Chuckles T 
Cidersicle T 
Fang Gully T 
Fiesta T 
Flying Cloud T 
Foolagain 
Glass Onion T 
Green Steps 
Hanging Tree Left T 
Hanging Tree Right T 
Hooligan 
Horsetail Falls T 
House of Beaver T 
Hung Jury T 
Jabberwocky  T 
Jo-Jo T 
Kasey's Eleven T 
Left Over T 
Loves Way. T 
Marginal Despperation T 
Mud Slide T 
North Slope Slurry T 
Oil Slick T 
P.O.S 
Plancher D'Envol T 
Popsicle Pillar T 
Road Runner T 
Simple Twist of Fate 
Synapse T 
Triangle in the Cleft T 
Voodoo Stick T 
Whitewater T 
Yellow Snot  T 
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Keystone Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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 0.2 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Keystone Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Keystone Canyon:
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   
Horsetail Falls   WI3     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 260'   
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Featured Route For Keystone Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Hung Jury, WI4

Hung Jury WI4 R  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon
one of the wildest looking ice climbs you'll ever see. due to the winds that whistle thru the Keystone Canyon, huge 'bells' or 'gargoiles' grow from the walls. weave your way through, past, over, or around them as needed to surmount this Classic route.rappel from slings on 3" alders on the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of Keystone Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A classic picture of an ice pixies event from 2007
A classic picture of an ice pixies event from 2007
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat taking the whipper like a top rope tough guy o...
Pat taking the whipper like a top rope tough guy o...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Big four in Keystone Canyon. L to R: Bridalvei...
BETA PHOTO: The Big four in Keystone Canyon. L to R: Bridalvei...
Rock Climbing Photo: Valdez Ice Climbing Festival 2014
Valdez Ice Climbing Festival 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: local resident
local resident

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