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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
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
Kincaid Park
Fun singletrack tour that links Kincaid's North and South trails 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

100 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 :
Roadside Attraction   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 115'   Seward Highway
Annie Greensprings   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 65'   Eklutna Canyon
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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Bridalveil Falls WI5  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon
A classic long ice line with many steep pillars separated by easier low-angle snow ramps. Traditionally done in 5 pitches, but can be done in 4 with 70M ropes.P1 - WI3-3+, up to a bolted belay/rap station in a cave on the left side of the flow.P2 - WI4, traverse out right from the cave and up two steep sections of ice separated by a small ramp. Another easy ramp leads up and left to another cave belay from screws.P3 - WI5, "The Killer Pillar." Traverse out right from the cave and up a sustained ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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