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Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 215'
Original: WI3 [details]
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: R Squared on Jan 18, 2007

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The Eklutna Canyon drainage is open to climbing but is on private property belonging to Ekultna Incorporated. MORE INFO >>>


This is probably one of the most popular climbs in Alaska. This is an nice WI3 climb that is in every year.


Descend into the canyon, and then hike for forty five minutes and this climb will be on your right. You can't miss it!


This route is a beautiful climb, bring screws, any length will do. It can be done on a single 60m rope usually. The anchors were replaced with new stainless hardware on 12/13/2015.

An anchor exists at the top of the climb on the left as well as a second anchor that is located on the right of the climb.

Rappel the route to a V-thread with a 60m rope, or to the second anchor with a 70m rope, or rap the entire route with two ropes.

Photos of Ripple Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Amy on the Ripple
Amy on the Ripple
Rock Climbing Photo: 190 feet of fun WI3
190 feet of fun WI3
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Ripple
Leading Ripple
Rock Climbing Photo: Placing a screw on The Ripple, WI3
Placing a screw on The Ripple, WI3
Rock Climbing Photo: Jake leading on The Ripple
Jake leading on The Ripple
Rock Climbing Photo: The Ripple, WI3
The Ripple, WI3

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By Matt Faust
Oct 3, 2007
rating: WI3

This climb is actually called "Ripple", not "The Ripple". It is named after a cheap wine, like most of the climbs in this canyon.
By Greg Sievers
From: Bozeman, MT
Oct 28, 2010

cut my teeth here in 1983-4. it was rad then and looks like its still a wonderful frontcountry outting.

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