Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Bear Creek : Big Brother

Big Brother

Rating: WI5
Length: 95 meters

From the canyon floor climb a snow cone located to the left of the overhanging rock wall. Above the cone climb exposed and frozen terrain that ends just above the bottom of the good ice. Rappel to the ice (bottom of the pillar) then climb the prominent left pillar to the alders above.  This climb was named as a tribute to the novel "1984" by George Orwell.

FA: Steve Will & Roman Dial, January 1984         

Anchor: Rappel from alders or v-thread, but make sure you aim for the bolts. One can also hike the rim to the road or a safe avi chute.

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Lat: 61 06.450 N
Long: 145 52.298 W

This climb lies past Rain Check by approximately 250 meters on the same (east) side of the canyon. Know the snow conditions before venturing to the route as this area is prone to avalances. Also, before attempting this route make sure you are prepared to finish. Finishing is highly recommended over backing off.

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