Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Hunter Creek : Lost Chord

lost chord

Rating: WI4
Length: 60 meters

This is a spectacular climb. The beginning of the route is a moderate warmup for the steep pillar to come. The pillar is 40-50 feet in length and provides a nice crux. One may climb up and left of the main pillar to a good tree anchor or ascend straight through the main pillar. An anchor exists below the finish on this climb to the right that allows a toprope on some thin mixed terrain.

FA: Martin Martinez, Wayne Mushrush, 1989.

Anchor: Many alder bushes are available for setting up anchors.

Alert: Hunter Creek lies in or adjacent to private property areas. It is uncertain if any access issues exist for this area. Check with the local climbing groups within the community to determine the current access issues for this area. Also, vandalism and theft have been high at times in this secluded area. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED.

Lat/Long: 61 25.003',148 49.004'

After about 45 minutes of hiking on the river, this massive ice fall comes into view. If you are hiking on the river and someone is climbing on this route above, be aware of falling ice as you approach the climb.

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Chris Lindsey