Ice Guide : Southcentral : Matanuska River : Glacier Creek : Threshold of a Dream

Threshold of a Dream

Rating: WI4
Length: 55 meters

Climb a large big, blue ice pillar.

FA: Martin Martinez & Wayne Mushrush, 1989

Anchor: Large trees exist at canyon rim for a rappel.

ALERT: Threshold of a Dream lies below a large snow field with the potential to create serious avalanche danger on this route. Know your surroundings and know the conditions before venturing on to this route!

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These routes require a long approach best made by snow machine.  Access the Matanuska River from multiple locations. Probably the best location is the Hick's Creek parking area on the north side of the Glenn Highway.  Take the Hicks drainage down to the Matanuska River and head up river to the confluence with Glacier Creek.  Head up river on Glacier creek for several miles. This climb is located a several miles up Glacier Creek on the west side.  It is clearly visible from the river flats and will require an approach on foot to the base through woods and alders.  Depending on snow conditions, skis or snow shoes are recommended on the approach to the base.

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Photo: Jon Cobb