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Valdez Rock Climbing 


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Location: 61.12452, -145.89076 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Rain and Snow, lots of it. Come here to ski/board and bring the ice tools. Classic lines up to 600' right next to the road.

Getting There 

Drive to the south end of the Richardson Hwy.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 24.3 miles from here

128 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',54],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valdez

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valdez:
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Keystone Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Keystone Canyon
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Keystone Canyon
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Keystone Canyon
Wowie Zowie   WI6     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 360'   Mineral Creek Ice Climbs
Glass Onion   WI5-     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 380'   Keystone Canyon
Horsetail Falls   WI3     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 260'   Keystone Canyon
Allice in Wonderland   M6     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 75'   Keystone Canyon Tunnel Wall
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Featured Route For Valdez
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd pitch of Oosik. Photo by: Spencer James spence...

Oosik WI4  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : 19 Mile Wall
Oosik is the Eskimo name for walrus penis bone. It ascends up a right facing corner that gets narrower and steeper as it goes up. The first section is a great warm up with two crux sections both on the upper half. The corner section is a blast and offers some fine steaming and the last 30' will leave you with a good pump. Top the cliff band out and walk off right or rappel the route with V threads and alders. This climb can be done in one full 70 meter pitch....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

Photos of Valdez Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Hayden topping out Wowie Zowie WI 6
Hayden topping out Wowie Zowie WI 6
Rock Climbing Photo: Does it snow in Valdez? JJ Brooks nearing the summ...
Does it snow in Valdez? JJ Brooks nearing the summ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim getting after it in Keystone Canyon.
Tim getting after it in Keystone Canyon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on Rain Check WI4
Topping out on Rain Check WI4
Rock Climbing Photo: Celebrating a victory high five at Wowee zowee whi...
Celebrating a victory high five at Wowee zowee whi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Watch you step at the 19 Mile Wall, you never know...
Watch you step at the 19 Mile Wall, you never know...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on Tidal Wave WI2 above Port Valdez.
Topping out on Tidal Wave WI2 above Port Valdez.
Rock Climbing Photo: One weekend a year it's this kind of town :)  Than...
One weekend a year it's this kind of town :) Than...
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost the entire route of Green Steps.  A jeff lo...
Almost the entire route of Green Steps. A jeff lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: loves way
loves way
Rock Climbing Photo: Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Coffee in Valdez. Do they serve tea?
Coffee in Valdez. Do they serve tea?
Rock Climbing Photo: Bridal Veil!
Bridal Veil!
Rock Climbing Photo: Prepping Bridalvail Falls for the 2015 Ice Fest.
Prepping Bridalvail Falls for the 2015 Ice Fest.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat Harris finding some fresh picks in on of the D...
Pat Harris finding some fresh picks in on of the D...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Pitch 2 of Green Steps

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