Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Knik Gorge : Dancing on the Astral Plane

Dancing on the Astral Plane

Rating: M6, WI6
Length: 25 meters, 1 pitch

The single best pitch of true mixed climbing I have ever been on in SC AK!! Climb past five bolts on overhanging rock to gain the hanging dagger and delicately climb the wild blobs and drips.

FA: Amos Swanson, John Giraldo and friends, 2017

Descent: V-thread to return to the normal plane.

Posted by: John Giraldo

Alert: Knik Gorge 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: 61 23 13.14
Long: -148 35 40.08

Standard Knik Glacier approach, climb located about 100’ above the glacier on a rock bench.

Amos Swanson wrestling daggers. Photo: John Giraldo (2017)