Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Eagle River : Echo Bend : Spruce Pitch

spruce pitch

Rating: WI2-WI4
Length: 15-20 meters

This is a broad ice formation with varying difficulty.

FA: Conrad Guenther & George Fuller, 1984

Anchor: Large trees exist at the top of the climb.

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Lat: 61 11.447' North
Long: 149 15.233' West

After leaving the Eagle River Nature Center, one will arrive at Echo Bend after about 45 minutes to an hour hike. Hollow is the very prominent steep pillar in view. Leave the trail when it comes down to the river. Cross the river and head directly across. Hike up through the drainage for this icefall until one gets to the bottom of the climb.

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