Ice Guide : Southcentral : Valdez : Sheep Creek

Sheep Creek

The Sheep Creek drainage is approximately 18.5 miles from Valdez and is the second canyon on the left after driving out of Keystone Canyon towards Glennallen. Keep an eye out for Angel and Spring Loaded which can be seen from the highway on the east wall of the canyon. This canyon is also home to some first ascents by Japanese climbers that were hosted by the locals. Host to a number of moderate to hard routes of good length, this canyon is also very prone to extreme avalanches. Know the conditions before venturing into this area. Parking is not always apparent. A plowed pullout to Heiden View is approximately 200 yards east of the bridge. Wherever you park please be mindful of DOT plow trucks.


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