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Matanuska Glacier from the Glenn Hwy in the fall

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Matanuska Glacier is a great place to escape to when you are having ice cravings in the middle of summer. With very easy access and all the ice you want to climb it is a very fun place. The weather is nice and cool in the summer and in the winter can be very very cold. The weekends bring out the tourist and the Anchorage crowd. If you go during the week you will probably have the place all to yourself.

Getting There 

From Anchorage take the Glenn Highway (Highway 1) all the way through Palmer and past Chickaloon to the Glacier Park Resort. It is right at a 100 mile drive. You must pay a day pass fee and a camping fee if you want to stay there overnight. Regular Admission is $20 Military and Student is $10. Senior Citizen is $15. Camping is $15 a night.

Climbing Season

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Photos of Matanuska Glacier Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Headed back towards the taller stuff
Headed back towards the taller stuff
Rock Climbing Photo: More Glacier
More Glacier
Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing an ice ridge
Traversing an ice ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Some more glacier
Some more glacier
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyson walking back to the ice caves
Tyson walking back to the ice caves
Rock Climbing Photo: Awesome climbs everywhere
Awesome climbs everywhere
Rock Climbing Photo: The Matanuska Glacier
The Matanuska Glacier
Rock Climbing Photo: And more ice
And more ice
Rock Climbing Photo: Freaking beautiful
Freaking beautiful
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyson climbing
Tyson climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Checking out a crevasse
Checking out a crevasse
Rock Climbing Photo: Me climbing up an easy piece of ice
Me climbing up an easy piece of ice
Rock Climbing Photo: Going further up the glacier
Going further up the glacier
Rock Climbing Photo: More ice
More ice
Rock Climbing Photo: YES
Rock Climbing Photo: More glacier
More glacier
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing some glacier ice
Climbing some glacier ice
Rock Climbing Photo: More glacier
More glacier
Rock Climbing Photo: And the last one
And the last one
Rock Climbing Photo: Glacier

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