Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Solomon Gulch : Necromancer


Rating: WI5
Length: 95 meters

This route is steep with no real ledges. A hanging belay is probably necessary to complete the last pillar.

FA: Chuck Comstock & Bill Lorch, January 1982

Anchor: Walk down the hydro power plant pipelines to Dayville Road.

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Lat: 61 04.931 N
Long: 146 18.367 W

On Dayville Road, head just past the hydro power station to find Solomun Gulch. A pipeline walkway exists on the left (east) wall of the Gulch almost to the base of this route. Hike the pipeline walkway and cross tricky terrain to the base of the route. Another possible access to the route is gained by accessing the opposite wall by hiking through steep terrain. Once across from the route, rappel down into the canyon and cross the hopefully frozen terrain to the base of this route.

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Photo: Mike Weber