Ice Guide : Interior Alaska : North Parks Highway : Dragonfly Creek

Dragonfly Creek

Rating: WI3
Length: 2 distinct pillars, 10 meters and 20 meters, 40-50 meters total

This route is composed of two steps that can be combined into a short pitch. The first step holds a couple of different variations on interesting ice and some rock on the right in thin conditions. The second step climbs more moderate ice back to the rap anchor. The location of this climb with Nenana Valley below makes this climb worth the trip.

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Anchor/Descent: Alder bushes at the top exist for the rap.


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Lat: 63 47.728 North
Long: 148 55.471 West

From Cantwell head north on the Parks highway. Cross the entrance road into the Denali National Park and stop at a pullout on the west just before crossing Dragonfly Creek. Park here and walk up the road to the creek drainage. Head downstream not far to the top of the second step. Rap down into the base of the climb or walk down on ridge north of the route proper.

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