Ice Guide : Southcentral : Kenai Peninsula : Homer Bluffs : Dog Day

Dog Day

Rating: WI4/5
Length: 90 meters

Climb a gentle section of WI2 followed a somewhat steeper pitch of WI3- to the base of a vertical curtain. At the base of the curtain and to climbers right is an anchor. Climb the nearly straight up curtain to a short section of mellow ice that will land you at the top.

FA:

Anchor: Alders exist at the top of the bluff for rappel and an anchor on climbers right at the bottom of the vertical curtain will allow a rappel to the beach.

ALERT: Do not get caught in the tide. Make sure you are aware of the current tides in the Homer area as water levels do rise to the base of the ice on a few routes.


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Lat: 59 38.643' North
Long: 151 36.034' West

When driving to Homer, turn right off the Sterling Highway onto Saltwater Drive, which is approximately 2 miles towards Homer from the Baycrest Scenic View pullout. Drive to the end of Saltwater Drive and park. From the parking area walk approximately half the road distance back towards the Sterling Highway then turn right and hike through the alders until you come to the top of the bluff. A large tree (an anchor may exist) can be found above the rappel route. Depending on conditions, you may need to put crampons on at the top of the bluff. Two 50m ropes will allow you to rappel a safe distance down. Following the rappel you may then need to walk a bit further to the beach. At the beach walk north past Old Age, Homer Bluff 3, 4, and 5 to Dog Day.