Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Eklutna River : Eklutna Canyon : Cham Ripple

cham ripple

Rating: WI2-WI3
Length: 25 meters

Depending on conditions, this climb can have a nice short curtain at the top which poses the crux of the route. In most years, this climb comes in very thin conditions making it a risky proposition for a lead.

FA: Greg Siewers & Scott Mignery, 1984*

Anchor: Solid trees exist at the top of this route for an anchor and rappel.

Alert: The Eklutna Canyon drainage is private property belonging to Eklutna Incorporated and their website indicates ice climbing is not allowed on their property. It is strongly suggested that before venturing into the canyon, check with the climbing groups within the community regarding the current access status for the canyon. Alaska State Parks require vehicles parking in the Thunderbird Falls Trailhead parking lot to have a current Alaska State Parks parking pass.

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Lat: 61 26.776' North
Long: 149 22.022' West

Head upriver and make a crossing in shallow water after Mad Dog. This route rarely forms on the right side of the canyon.

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