Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Hole in the Wall : Crystal Visions

Crystal Visions

Rating: WI5
Length: 130 meters

This route consists of steep, hanging chandeliers that is sustained from top to bottom. In certain parts of the year, steps may exist to help break up the steepness of the route.

FA: Andrew Embic & Bob Pudwill, February 1980

Anchor: Rappel from alders and v-thread or walk off to the left.

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This climb is not visible from the road and is hidden behind a prominent prow. It exists in a very narrow section of the canyon and deep pools at the base exist from the high runoff. These pools may require time to freeze which makes this more of a later season climb or after a prolonged period of cold.

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Photo: Mike Weber