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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

['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',6],['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:
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
Belaying on the third pitch.

Green Steps WI5  AK : Anchorage & South Central I... : ... : Keystone Canyon
The classic ice line in Valdez!First climbed by Lowe and Weiland on New Year's with a bivy at the second pitch cave. Each pitch is long, 50-60 meters each, but the first and second pitches have about 40 feet of deep and steep snow to slog through at the top. Each pitch is a broad curtain of ice and many variations do exist, so pick your line and go for it. Also, each pitch is seperated by a snow patch, so it's easy to identify how the pitches are laid out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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Almost the entire route of Green Steps.  A jeff lo...
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