Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Falstaff


Rating: WI3
Length: 25 meters

This route consists of a first vertical pillar about 15 meters in length, depending on snow depth. it continues up more vertical ice to the finish. 

FA: Chuck Comstock, Andrew Embick, Bill Lorch, December 1981 

Anchor/Descent: Easy walk off from top. 

ALERT: Prone to avalanches from above.


This route is visible from the road on the north side of Thompson Pass close to mile marker 45 and near a set of power lines crossing the highway

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Falstaff in a heavy snow year. Photo: Seiji Ishi (2018)