Ice Guide : Southcentral : South Anchorage : Turnagain Arm : Morningstar Gully

Morningstar Gully

Rating: M4 to WI3
Length: 20 meters

Often in thin conditions, be certain to bring the rock gear for this route. Mixed conditions make up the bottom half of the climb while thin and often unprotectable ice makes up the top half of the climb.


Anchor/descent: A walk off exists to the right or be prepared to leave a very long sling for rappel.

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Drive south on the Seward Highway to the Sunshine Ridge pullout. Hike the trail (described in The SCAR) to the bottom of the the most obvious ice formation about 30 meters below Mornging Star Gully.

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Photo: Ben Summit