Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Hole in the Wall : Fishing for Fools

Fishing for Fools

Rating: WI4
Length in Meters: 35
Length in Pitches: 1

Overview: Take off from the belay directly onto 20 meters of steep ice. Finish on 15 meters of quality lower angle. This drainage has been scouted many times in the past but with no ice being noted by long time local climbers. In late January of 2018 Ryan Sims and his dog Ueli went on a scouting mission to see if anything new or thin could be found. Low and behold, a great single pitch route was discovered and plans to return commenced. The name of the route derives from a walk that the first ascensionist and his lady Lydia Lardy took up stream wielding fly rods in the late fall in search of no fish to be found.

Approach: Take the same approach to Hole in the Wall canyon. Continue past Hole in the Wall on Browns Creek and around the bend to the right. The Climb will be the first major flow on the right hand side of the canyon.

Descent: V-thread or Alders

First Ascent: The FA was made by Ryan Sims on 2/12/2018.

Objective Hazards : Standard creek navigating.


Latitude: 61.029962660541585
Longitude: -145.9152723224696

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