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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

98 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',30],['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
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: Horsetail in wet conditions.

Horsetail Falls WI3  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon
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

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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: 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: Prepping Bridalvail Falls for the 2015 Ice Fest.
Prepping Bridalvail Falls for the 2015 Ice Fest.
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: Almost the entire route of Green Steps.  A jeff lo...
Almost the entire route of Green Steps. A jeff lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Pitch 2 of Green Steps

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