Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Pioneer Peak : Pilsner Pillar

Pilsner Pillar

Rating: WI4/5
Length: 30 meters

This route consists of a short pillar that can be a committing lead.


Anchor: Alder bushes exist for a rappel.

ALERT: Vandalism and theft have been high at times in this secluded area. DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED.

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After exiting the Glenn Highway, head east on the Old Glenn Highway approximately 7.2 miles to a pullout on the south side of the road (Lat: 61 29.822' North, Long: 149 03.586' West). The climbs are visible on the hillside not far from the road.

From the highway, head up the hillside until one catches the small drainage of the climbs, stay to the left and one will find this route.

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