Ice Guide : Southcentral : Kenai Peninsula : Victor Creek : Juicy Route

Juicy Route

Rating: WI4
Length: 85 meters

This route begins just above the canyon floor. Climb approximately 30 meters of WI4 ice to another 30 meters of WI2-3 ice to an anchor on climber's left. Another 20-30 meters of WI2 ice continues above the anchor.

FA: Cash Joyce and Bjorn Olson, 1999

Anchor: Trees/alders exist in the area, but be careful as many are dead or dying. V-thread material may be necessary depending upon conditions.


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Lat: 60 21.409' North
Long: 149 20.414' North

Begin on the Victor Creek trail which is located at milepost 20 of the Seward Highway. At the trail head decide whether to hike a frozen creek or continue along the trail.

Creek Access - Hike the frozen creek upstream for approximately 15 minutes to the base of this route, which is located on the north side of the canyon just around the corner from King's Beard. A rarely frozen pool of open water exists in the creek narrows immediately before this route. Negotiating this open water may require waders or rubber boots. Trail Access - Hike the Victor Creek trail approximately 25-30 minutes and either rappel the canyon wall or hike a moderate angle snow gully to the canyon floor. This snow gully is located just above Victor Creek 6, which is also where Victor Creek waterfalls into the canyon.

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