Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Hunter Creek : Candlestick


Rating: WI6
Length: 80 meters

This ice climb starts by ascending the first main pillar, Curtain Call, and continues through a committing independent pillar just to the right of the main pillar of O' Christmas Tree. (This route did not develop at the time the photo was taken.) Climb the steep, obvious pillar that ends in the canyon wall. A possible finish may include climbing through the overhanging rock above.

FA: Harry Hunt & Dave Lucy, 1996

Anchor: Be prepared for every contingency on this route.

Alert: Hunter Creek lies in or adjacent to private property areas. It is uncertain if any access issues exist for this area. Check with the local climbing groups within the community to determine the current access issues for this area. Also, vandalism and theft have been high at times in this secluded area. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED.

Lat/Long: 61 24.673' North, 148 48.595' West

From the fork, hike 500 meters to the Christmas Amphitheatre. This route exists on the right side of the amphitheatre right of the main pillar of O Christmas Tree.

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