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Submitted By: vdzsteaz on Feb 10, 2011
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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

53 Total Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Valdez:
Hung Jury   WI4 R     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Keystone Canyon
Green Steps   WI5     Ice, 4 pitches, 650'   Keystone Canyon
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Keystone Canyon
Bridalveil Falls   WI5     Ice, 5 pitches, 800'   Keystone Canyon
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Bridal Veil!
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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