Ice Guide : Southcentral : South Anchorage : Portage River : Little Boy

Little Boy

Rating: WI2/3
Length: 25 meters

This route holds the 5 meter steep, free hanging pillar at the top.


Anchor: Rap from trees or alders.

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Lat: 60 47.417' North
Long: 148 54.101' West

Take the Portage Valley Road off the Seward Highway as if going to Whittier. A short 5 minute drive will bring you to a point where the road crosses a small creek. Immediately after the creek crossing take the right-hand turn. If snow levels are high it is common to find a small, plowed parking area. If low snow levels exist take the obvious dirt road back into the trees to the base of a large avalanche chute. The climbs are located to the west of the avalanche chute approximately 250 feet above a small creek. Hike to the base of the climbs. It is best to approach this route from First Finger and cross through the trees to the base of this route.

Little Boy (left) and The Thumb