Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Mineral Creek : Excalibur


Rating: WI5
Length: 65 meters

The first pitch consists of a steep ramp to an ice mushroom lying below the final pillar. A belay can be found in alders to the right for the next pitch which consists of a vertical to slightly overhanging 100 foot plus pillar. The route takes its name from a delicate tool removal by Embick on the first ascent.

FA: Andrew Embick & Martin Leonard, January 1985

Anchor: Alders are available for a rappel.

ALERT:  This route like most in the area exists is prone to avalanches. Pay attention to the snow conditions before accessing this route.

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This route lies high on the east side of Mineral Creek to the left and above Peggy's Mane past the main ski trails.

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Photo: Austin Thayer