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Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing

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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.


69 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
Roadside Attraction   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 115'   Seward Highway
Boonesfarm   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 195'   Eklutna Canyon
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
Mad Dog   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 85'   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
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   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
Late September from the boulder bivi

North Couloir/Barranow Couloir 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b WI4- Steep Snow  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : Mount Yukla
Conditions on this climb vary greatly depending on the season and snow conditions. Later in the season it's mostly a steep snow route. Early season it's a classic mixed route with around 2,000 feet of ice climbing and 1,500 feet of rock. It's one of the first lines in the area to come into condition. Usually by late October/early November it starts to get buried so get on it early. For the prime early season conditions it seems to be best when the bottom half of the face is free of snow. After t...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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