Ice Guide : Interior Alaska : South Parks Highway : Hidden River : Burning Sensation

Burning Sensation

Rating: WI4
Length: 100 meters

The climb starts out with approximately 40 meters of moderate ice (WI2 at most) up to a very good belay stance with a good tree for an anchor at the left base of the crux curtain. The crux of the route is a large curtain of 90 degree ice approximately 15 meters in height (one could traverse right even further to make the crux just slightly shorter). Above the crux exists approximately 45 meters of moderate ice followed by a final 5 meter near vertical pillar.

FA: Tim Cronin & Dan Valentine, March 2012

Anchor/Descent: v-thread, alders, or walk off to left of route.


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Lat: 62 54' 55.89" North
Long: -150 06' 20.15" West

This route exists nearly 21 miles up Hidden River after leaving west from the Parks Highway.

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Photo: Tim Cronin