Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Eklutna River : Eklutna Glacier : Mitre Might

Mitre Might

Rating: WI5
Length: 450 meters

Mitre Might is one of the more stellar routes in the area. This climb consists of moderate climbing (WI3) up to the base of a full pitch, WI5 pillar. Atop the pillar most climbers choose to descend.

FA: Charlie Sassara, Mike Miller, Brian Canard, & Karl Swanson, 1987

Anchor: Look for anchors and bring gear for v-threads.


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From the Glenn Hwy, take the Eklutna Lake turnoff then follow the road back to the Eklutna Lake parking lot (State Parks). From the parking lot one can either ski, hike, bike, ATV, or snowmachine to the back of Eklutna Lake. At the back of the lake follow the Eklutna Glacier Trail back into the canyon until you see this incredible route on your left.

Photo: Hans Neidig