Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Hunter Creek : Grip


Rating: WI5
Length: 50 meters

Climb the WI3 start to gain access to the pillar. If it's in fat the pillar can be attacked directly, otherwise gain the vertical ice sheet to climbers left of the pillar then reach out and transition to the pillar higher up. Be prepared for overhanging ice on the pillar until you've finished traversing to the pillar center.

From the Steve Davis Hunter Creek Guide, "Climb a series of steep ice steps over rock ledges to base of pillar. Follow pillar to top."

FA: D. Lucy, E. Borjon, N. Lewis, February 1996

Anchor/Descent: Rap of alders or crawl under the fallen tree to gain access to a bomber tree root.

Posted by: Matthew Tucker

Alert: Hunter Creek lies in or adjacent to private property areas. It is uncertain if any access issues exist for this area. Check with the local climbing groups within the community to determine the current access issues for this area. Also, vandalism and theft have been high at times in this secluded area. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED.

Lat/Long: 60.38881186833296,-148.8276627183413

Access hunter creek right fork and scramble around pools of water and pass Queen of Spades. GNP is the first notable route past Queen of Spades. Approach time is about 2 hours depending on creek conditions.

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picture taken at the corner by Queen of Spades. Photo: Matthew Tucker (2018)