Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Eklutna River : Eklutna Canyon : Boonesfarm


Rating: WI3
Length: 60 meters

Moderate WI2 leads to some bolts on a right hand rock face about 45 meters up. From the bolts tackle the crux pillar to more bolts at the top.

FA: Paul Denkewalter & Gary Bocarde

Anchor: Bolts exist on the route.

Alert: The Eklutna Canyon drainage is private property belonging to Eklutna Incorporated and their website indicates ice climbing is not allowed on their property. It is strongly suggested that before venturing into the canyon, check with the climbing groups within the community regarding the current access status for the canyon. Alaska State Parks require vehicles parking in the Thunderbird Falls Trailhead parking lot to have a current Alaska State Parks parking pass.

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Boonesfarm is a north facing climb and is the first major ice fall on the right after Ripple. Hike 30-45 minutes up the canyon. The ice usually forms all the way down to the Eklutna Creek.

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