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Mineral Creek Ice Climbs

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Mineral Creek Ice Climbs Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Nick Weicht on Jan 28, 2014
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Mineral Creek Canyon is a spectacular adventure both summer or winter. It is rich in history in the form of mining, climbing, and the development of a wonderful ski trail network. The canyon offers a great deal of variety in terms of ice with conditions for both a beginner to difficult testpieces. There is something for everyone, and with a snow machine, the approach is nothing more that a throttle lever away. For the purest, many of the climbs can be reach in less that a hour and offer that middle of know where feeling Keystone may lack. A day in Mineral Creek Canyon is always a day well spent.

Getting There 

To access the ice, park at the top of Mineral Creek Road (the road to the water tower), and ski, walk, or snow machine up the canyon's main trail. Follow this for half a mile crossing a metal bridge, and continue up into the canyon. The climbs first will appear on your right (east) with more ice revealing itself as one travels deeper into this winter wonderland. Be careful, Mineral Creek Canyon has a very high avalanche threat.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mineral Creek Ice Climbs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mineral Creek Ice Climbs:
Wowie Zowie   WI6     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 360'   
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Wowee zowee wall Route 14 WI4  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Mineral Creek Ice Climbs
This incredible route consists of a very large flow located 400 feet to the right of wowie zowie. It has a little bit of everything with mellow pitches, Steve Ice, steep snow and amazing views. Pitch 1- Climb 170 feet of fat blue ice on the left side of the flow then continue up to and Alder anchor. Pitch 2. Follow a snow ramp up and right past a bulge of ice and punch straight up to the base of the Crux pitch.Pitch 3. Prepare for one of the best pitches of WI4 Valdez has to offer. It is fat, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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