Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Eklutna River : Eklutna Glacier : Freer's Tears

Freer's Tears

Rating: WI4
Length: 100 meters

This route exists of a fat wide pillar situated up high on the south side of the canyon near the toe of the glacier. This route forms from the Bellicose-Benign Col and is named in memory of American Climber Catherine Freer who was lost on Mt. Logan at the time of the first ascent.

FA: Bob Crawford & Martin Martinez, 1988.

Anchor: Bring anchor and v-thread material.


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From the Glenn Hwy, take the Eklutna Lake turnoff then follow the road back to the Eklutna Lake parking lot (State Parks). From the parking lot one can either ski, hike, bike, ATV, or snowmachine to the back of Eklutna Lake. At the back of the lake follow the Eklutna Glacier Trail back into the canyon. This route is located on the south side of the canyon, high up a gully.

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