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


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Elevation: 75'
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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



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109 Total Routes

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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 :
Annie Greensprings   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 65'   Eklutna Canyon
T.J. Swann   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Eklutna Canyon
Boonesfarm   WI3     Ice, 2 pitches, 195'   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
The Dam   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 61'   Eklutna Canyon
Mad Dog   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 85'   Eklutna Canyon
Righthand crack    M5-6     Sport, Mixed, 55'   Eklutna Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Candyland   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches, 275'   Seward Highway
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Kid's Corner   WI2-3     Ice, 3 pitches, 250'   Caribou Creek
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Valdez : Keystone Canyon
Luckyman   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Portage
Ripple   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 215'   Eklutna Canyon
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Featured Route For Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing
Candyland

Candyland WI4  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : Seward Highway
Candyland is good all around climb that features everything. It has great ice, thin ice and even mixed condition. The ice ranges from WI3-WI4 with some small mixed sections usually at the top of the first pitch. Most parties climb this route in three pitches and rappel the last pitch from alders and v-thread the rest, however, a walkoff is available to the right. Other shorter climbs to the left and right of Candyland exist....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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