Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Eagle River : Echo Bend : Porcupine

porcupine

Rating: WI3, mixed
Length: 100 meters, 2 pitches

This climb is located to the right of Hollow Icicle. Climb through the first pitch of Hollow Icicle and traverse to the right to the base of the obvious gully. For the second pitch, climb the gully. Bring your bag of tricks to protect the second pitch on this route.

FA: Steve Davis & Scott Mignery

Anchor: Alder bushes exist above the second pitch to rappel or rapel Hollow Icicle. A V-thread is necessary to get down safely off the first pitch.


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Lat: 61 11.447' North
Long: 149 15.233' West

After leaving the Eagle River Nature Center, one will arrive at Echo Bend after about 45 minutes to an hour hike. Hollow is the very prominent steep pillar in view. Leave the trail when it comes down to the river. Cross the river and head directly across. Hike up through the drainage for this icefall until one gets to the bottom of the climb.

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