Ice Guide : Southcentral : South Anchorage : Portage River : Big Cicle

Big Cicle


This is the largest ice formation on the We Need Wall that is right of Unnamed.


Anchor: Bolts and anchors exists, but be prepared to make your own. Both ice and rock gear may be necessary. A bolt anchor is believed to exist at the end.

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From the Seward Highway take the Portage Valley Road as if going to Whittier. Pass the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center and go through the first tunnel just after passing over Portage Creek. Immediately after passing through the tunnel on the right one can find a number of descent water ice and mixed routes. Make sure to park the your vehicle well out of the way of traffic.

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Photo: Jon Cobb