Ice Guide : Southcentral : Kenai Peninsula : Homer Bluffs : Resolution


Rating: WI4
Length: 70 meters

FA on New Years day, this steep route is still waiting for its second ascent as of January 2008. From the beach hike/climb up snow/ice to the base of the route. From the base climb steep and possibly free-hanging ice to the v-notch at the top of the bluff.

FA: Kyle Lints & Wes Kuhns, News Year Day 2006

Anchor: Alders exists for rappel; however, bring v-thread material and dirt pro just in case.

ALERT: Do not get caught in the tide. Make sure you are aware of the current tides in the Homer area as water levels do rise to the base of the ice on a few routes.

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When driving to Homer, turn right off the Sterling Highway onto Saltwater Drive, which is approximately 2 miles towards Homer from the Baycrest Scenic View pullout. Drive to the end of Saltwater Drive and park. From the parking area walk approximately half the road distance back towards the Sterling Highway then turn right and hike through the alders until you come to the top of the bluff. A large tree (an anchor may exist) can be found above the rappel route. Depending on conditions, you may need to put crampons on at the top of the bluff. Two 50m ropes will allow you to rappel a safe distance down. From the beach walk north to the next major ice formation after Redline.

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