Ice Guide : Southcentral : Matanuska River : Hicks Creek : Dancin' in the Ruins

Dancin' in the Ruins

Rating: WI5+
Length: 150 meters

Climb to a crux of a vertical candlesticked pillar which ends just below the rim of the canyon. To the right is another route of more moderate difficulty.

FA: Steve Garvey, Bob Crawford & Martin Martinez, 1990.

Anchor: Large trees exist at canyon rim for a rappel.

ALERT: The amphitheater exists in a high avalanche area. Be aware of surrounding before getting on these routes.


This climb exists in the amphitheater 5 miles from the old highway crossing.

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Photo: Joel Schihl