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Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing

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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Middle Fork
A trail down the east side of Powerline Pass; out & back or make a loop with Flattop Flyer. Near Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Powerline Pass Ride
A high-speed mountain pass ride with most of the fun at the end. Near Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Flattop Flyer
Mostly singletrack downhill with 2-car shuttle; can be done as and out and back. Near Anchorage, AK
The Hive
Outer singletrack on the north perimeter of Hillside; great views of Anchorage. Near Anchorage, AK
Hillside Park
A great singletrack tour of east Anchorage with plenty of pedaling and descending. Near Anchorage, AK
Bolling Alley
Fun loop on the south side of Kincaid;lots of small rollers and berms. Near Anchorage, AK
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Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing  


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Elevation: 75'
Location: 61.2134, -149.8672 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Anchorage is a host to many ice climbs of all different heights and grades. Anchorage also has good mixed climbing available

Getting There 

To get to Anchorage you can fly into Ted Stevens International Airport on any major airline, take a ferry from Washington or drive the famous Alcan highway.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

104 Total Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',54],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing :
Righthand crack    M5-6     Sport, Mixed, 55'   Eklutna Canyon
Annie Greensprings   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 65'   Eklutna Canyon
Roadside Attraction   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 115'   Seward Highway
Five Fingers   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches   Portage
Waterworld   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 30'   Seward Highway
PFM   WI4+ M4+     Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Seward Highway
Boonesfarm   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 195'   Eklutna Canyon
T.J. Swann   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Eklutna Canyon
Candyland   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches, 275'   Seward Highway
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Portage
Mad Dog   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 85'   Eklutna Canyon
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Ripple   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 215'   Eklutna Canyon
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing
Ken climbing Allice in Wonderland in the summer.

Allice in Wonderland M6  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon Tunnel Wall
The second to the far right climb on the Tunnel Wall, this route starts by stemming across to a ledge at the first clip. It then follows the bolts straight up to the finish line. Two cruxes are located on the upper half of the route after leaving good rests. This is the easiest route on the face and has a high number of positive holds. This along with closer bolts than some other routes make it a great warm-up or first time dry tool experience. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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