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between 12 and 20 east of Valdez, Alaska is the Keystone Canyon. also known as Mecca to ice climbers.
fly to Anchorage. catch a RT 45 minute flight with ERA for about $250 or do the 5-6 hour drive from Anchorage. hundreds of ice routes abound; some to the west in Mineral Canyon are walking distance from downtown.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Keystone Canyon:
Green Steps WI5 Ice, 4 pitches, 650'
Hung Jury WI4 R Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'
Bridalveil Falls WI5 Ice, 5 pitches, 800'
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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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