Ice Guide : Southcentral : South Anchorage : Turnagain Arm : Easy Money

Easy Money

Rating: WI3
Length: 20 meters

Climb a relatively short, but somewhat vertical pillar approximately 10 meters to a ledge. From the ledge another short section of ice seperates you from the top. Like many climbs along Turnagain Arm, this route can get a good amount of late day sun and is often detached from the rock during warm spells.

FA: G. McDonald & Ernie Borjon, 1981

Anchor/descent: Small alders exist at the top for rappel.

ALERT: Belayers take caution of the passing highway traffic within arms reach while climbers should be aware that falling ice and rock could easily hit the passing traffic below. Simply stated - Use common sense when climbing so as to not ruin the privilege of climbing at this location.


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Lat: 61 01.702' North
Long: 149 45.303' West

Drive Seward Highway approximately 1.8 miles south from the weigh station to a pullout on the east side (mountain side) of the highway. The route is located just before the pullout, approximately 100 feet. Park at the pullout and walk the east side of the highway to get to the base of the climb.

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