Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Keystone Canyon : Hanging Tree

Hanging Tree

Hanging Tree Left
Rating: WI4
Length: 35 meters

This is the left and taller pillar of the two. Climb through steep ice and through the left leaning gully above the main pillar.

FA: Andrew Embick, Dana Hollister & Carl Tobin, March 1980

Anchor: Hike right and over to Snowslide Gulch to descend.

Hanging Tree Right
Rating: WI4
Length: 35 meters

This is the right and shorter pillar of the two. Climb through less steep ice and through the left leaning gully above the main pillar.

FA: Jim Jennings & Carl Tobin, December 1977

Anchor: Hike right and over to Snowslide Gulch to descend.



Lat: 61 05.882 N
Long: 145.51.729 W

These pillars exist on the left (west) side of the highway located across the Lowe River after a bridge. Find a pullout off of the highway and climb down to cross the Lowe River which is usually unfrozen in this area. Hike to the base of these two pillars.

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