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Description 

Rain and Snow, lots of it. Come here to ski/board and bring the ice tools. Classic lines up to 600' right next to the road.

Getting There 

Drive to the south end of the Richardson Hwy.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

52 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Valdez:
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Keystone Canyon
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Keystone Canyon
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Keystone Canyon
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Featured Route For Valdez
Climbers on the crux "Killer Pillar" of Bridalveil Falls

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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Almost the entire route of Green Steps.  A jeff lowe and john weiland classic
Almost the entire route of Green Steps. A jeff lo...
Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Pitch 2 of Green Steps
Bridal Veil!
Bridal Veil!
Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Valdez Ice Festival 2014

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By Brian Prince
From: morro bay, ca
May 28, 2011
should probably be moved to the "ICE" section