Ice Guide : Southcentral : South Anchorage : Turnagain Arm : Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

Rating: WI3
Length: 25 meters

Climb approximately 10 meters of almost vertical ice to gentler ice and alders above.


Anchor/descent: Alders exists at the top for anchor and rappel.

ALERT: Belayers take caution of the passing highway traffic within arms reach while climbers should be aware that falling ice and rock could easily hit the passing traffic below. Simply stated, use common sense when climbing so as to not ruin the privilege of climbing at this location.

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Drive the Seward Highway approximately 6.5 miles south of the weigh station.

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