Ice Guide : Southcentral : Kenai Peninsula : Homer Bluffs : Boredwalk


Rating: WI4
Length: 60 meters

Climb a section of moderate ice up to the base of the first pillar. Atop the first pillar is a short section of moderate ice up to a slightly longer ice curtain. Climb the vertical curtain up to another curtain which will land you at the top of the bluffs.

FA: Steve Garvey

Anchor: Alders exists for rappel on climbers left; however, bring v-thread material just in case.

ALERT: Do not get caught in the tide. Make sure you are aware of the current tides in the Homer area as water levels do rise to the base of the ice on a few routes.

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Lat: 59 38.645' North
Long: 151 36.368' West

When driving to Homer, turn right off the Sterling Highway onto Saltwater Drive, which is approximately 2 miles towards Homer from the Baycrest Scenic View pullout. Drive to the end of Saltwater Drive and park. From the parking area walk approximately half the road distance back towards the Sterling Highway then turn right and hike through the alders until you come to the top of the bluff. A large tree (an anchor may exist) can be found above the rappel route. Depending on conditions, you may need to put crampons on at the top of the bluff. Two 50m ropes will allow you to rappel a safe distance down. Following the rappel you then walk north past Redline and Resolution to the next major ice formation.

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