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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

For the Anchorage & South Central Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

59 Total Routes

['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Valdez:
Simple Twist of Fate   WI5-     Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Keystone Canyon
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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Ski Race shares the first pitch with Second Coming...

Ski Race WI3  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Hole In The Wall
This is the first large ice formation you will arrive at. It shares the first pitch of Second Coming climbing up a fat, wide fetcher for two hundred feet. The second pitch continues straight up to the cliff rim. Once at the top a climber can rap off alders and V threads or walk off right....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Valdez Ice Festival 2014
Almost the entire route of Green Steps.  A jeff lo...
Almost the entire route of Green Steps. A jeff lo...
Coffee in Valdez. Do they serve tea?
Coffee in Valdez. Do they serve tea?
Bridal Veil!
Bridal Veil!
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loves way

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