Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Hole in the Wall : My Three Rats

My Three Rats

Rating: WI5
Length: 130 meters

First pitch may consist of 70' of rock, turf, verglass, ice and everything in between. Rock and ice pro may be required to reach the end of the first pitch at a ledge with alders on the right side of the upper pillar. Climb though to the end of the pillar.

FA: Steve Garvey & Jim Sweeney, February 1988

Anchor: Rappel via alders and v-threads.


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This route is located 50 yards past Crystal Visions where the canyon narrows abruptly. Climb a shoulder in the canyon and back down to reach the base of the route. A 2 hour approach may be required to reach this route.

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Photo: Mike Weber