Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall Canyon is easily accessible and is viewable across the Lowe River at approximately mile 8 of the Richardson Highway. The first WI5 route outside of Keystone Canyon, Crystal Visions, was climbed in this canyon. Aside from Crystal Visions, this area contains a handful of other quality two pitched routes. Access is best gained at approximately the 12.5 mile marker on the Richardson Highway crossing the Lowe River on the pipeline bridge. But, parking may be available at the end of an access road to the pipeline crossing that is sometimes plowed (see map below).

Photo: Mike Weber
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