Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Hunter Creek : Starbright


Rating: WI4
Length: 110 meters, 2+ pitches

Climb up a 10 meter snow angle and over the first main ice pillar of Curtain Call. The route becomes a walk up until the first full pitch length will end. The best option from here is to climb a short pitch to the base of the last steep pillar (crux) of the route. After the crux another 45 meters of moderate, and possible thin ice (WI2-3) will get you to the canyon rim. (Note - This route is slightly under 2 rappels, but when leading from the very bottom, it may take more than three pitches depending upon the route and protection placements.)

FA: Harry Hunt & Kristian Seiling, 1996

Anchor: Alders exist at the finish. Bring v-threads for the descent.

Alert: Hunter Creek lies in or adjacent to private property areas. It is uncertain if any access issues exist for this area. Check with the local climbing groups within the community to determine the current access issues for this area. Also, vandalism and theft have been high at times in this secluded area. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED.

Lat: 61 24.673' North
Long: 148 48.595' West

From the fork, hike 500 meters to the Christmas Amphitheatre. This route exists on the left side of the amphitheater and is the most obvious and thickest line.

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