Ice Guide : Southcentral : South Anchorage : Girdwood : Jewel Glacier Climb

Jewel Glacier Climb

Rating: WI3
Length: 40 meters

Fun little falls on the right after you leave Crow Pass trail and hike into the bowl leading to Jewel Glacier. Probably gets buried after much snowfall so cold, dry early seasons are best. There is ice from WI2-WI4 but usually very thin and hard to protect. Bring stubbys and Spectres. Not the greatest ice climbing but will sometimes be climbable in late September-Early October.

FA: Unknown

Descent: Walk off to the left.

Posted by: Sam Volk



Lat: 61.051
Long: -149.101

Approach via Crow Pass Trail, follow the Jewel Glacier trail where it cuts off and up right just before a small stream crossing. You will enter a small bowl, then as your start heading uphill again towards the Jewel Glacier, these climbs will be on your right.

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Jewel Glacier Climb. Photo: Jordan Haffener.