Ice Guide : Interior Alaska : North Parks Highway : Johnny Cash Falls : Folsom Prison

Folsom Prison

Rating: WI2
Length: 50 meters

This climb is a relatively moderate climb with few technical difficulties. A good first lead.

FA: Ryan Shackleton and Sean Bemis

Anchor/Descent: Be prepared to V-thread to descend.


Drive north and cross the high bridge over the Nenana River. Just after crossing the river look for an unpaved dirt pullout on the east side of the Parks Highway. Follow a creeka few hundred feet south of the parking area and gain access down into the canyon. The climb is on the opposite side of the Nenana and the river must have time to freeze in order to access this climb.

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Photo: Ryan Shackleton