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Green Steps 

WI5

   
Type:  Ice, 4 pitches, 650'
Consensus: WI5 [details]
FA: Jon Weiland and Jeff Lowe 70's
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Submitted By: vdzsteaz on Apr 15, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Belaying on the third pitch.

Description 

The classic ice line in Valdez!

First climbed by Lowe and Weiland on New Year's with a bivy at the second pitch cave.
Each pitch is long, 50-60 meters each, but the first and second pitches have about 40 feet of deep and steep snow to slog through at the top.

Each pitch is a broad curtain of ice and many variations do exist, so pick your line and go for it. Also, each pitch is seperated by a snow patch, so it's easy to identify how the pitches are laid out.


Location 

Obvious waterfall, to the right of Bridal Veil (the other 600+ ft waterfall). Park in the pull out and hop the guardrail. Cross the river if it's frozen and you are there in less than 5 minutes.


Protection 

10-12 screws.



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By Dan McCabe
Jan 27, 2013

Fist female ascent Sara Peebles.