Ice Guide : Southcentral : South Anchorage : Portage River : Bullwinkle

Bullwinkle

Rating: WI3
Length: 70 meters

Climb a very short pitch of WI2 up to the 6 meter vertical curtain of ice, which poses the crux of the climb. Depending on conditions, the left side of the cutain may pose a somewhat harder line. Once atop the curtain, climb a longer pitch of moderate ice to the top.

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Anchor: Vegetation exists at the top of the climb; however, due to the length of the climb, be prepared to set a v-thread.


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Lat: 60 46.370' North
Long: 148 51.760' West

From the Seward Highway take the Portage Valley Road as if going to Whittier. Drive approximately 5 miles to the turnoff for the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center. Bullwinkle is south of the visitor center and located high on the mountain under and/or within a large avalanche chute. From the parking lot hike through brush until you reach the base of the chute. Ascend the chute a few hundred feet until you reach the ice on the right hand side. Bullwinkle is just before Dreams of Brown Moose on the same side of the canyon.

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