Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Keystone Canyon : Glass Onion

Glass Onion

Rating: WI5-
Length: 120 meters

After gaining access, climb through steep ice to the upper part of the right leaning pillar. The name is a tribute to John Lennon who had been shot recently in New York City.

FA: Carl Tobin & Roman Dial, January 1981

Anchor: 300 foot ropes allow rappel to the top of Hooligan. Otherwise, gain access to the pipeline road, head right to access a prominent chute for a walk off.

Lat/Long: 61 04.192 N, 145 53.957 W

This route exists on the east side of the canyon, right of Simple Twist of Fate and left of Keystone Greensteps. Park in the large pullout directly across from the route and hike down and across the Lowe River. The base of this route rarely touches down and usually requires a traverse from Simple Twist of Fate to gain access to the start. After climbing the first part of Simple Twist, traverse over across ice, alders, snow, dirt and loose rock. This traverse may pose the crux of the route.

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