Ice Guide : Southcentral : Matanuska River : Boulder Creek : Boulder Creek Pillar (Left)

boulder creek pillar (left)

Rating: WI4-5
Length: 30 meters

A classic free standing pillar, with everything you would expect to find on a free standing pillar. Come prepared to climb hard.

FA: Harry Hunt & Dave Hart, 1996

Anchor: Prepare for a v-thread on the descent.

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Lat: 61 57.738' North
Long: 147 59.773' West

These climbs are about 20 miles from the Purinton Creek trailhead, making machine access the most reasonable proposition. Just before you begin to make the climb to Chitna Pass these pillars will come into view on the left. You can machine up to the bottom of the ice if there is enough snow. These pillars come off a very steep rockwall that overhangs some 15 feet.

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