Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Hunter Creek : The Narrows

The Narrows

Left Line Rating: WI4
Length: 50 feet

Middle Line Rating: WI3
Length: 40 feet

Right Line Rating: WI2
Length: 150+ feet, 3 pitches

A steep ice curtain can be found where the canyon becomes extremely narrow and the climber encounters a very deep, grotto-like pool. First ascent took the left side of curtain (50ft) which provided the steepest challenge. Easier variations can be taken to the right. Climb can end here or continue up easy ice for another 150’.

FA: Harry Hunt and Steve Davis, January 1996

Descent: V-thread, alders

Posted by: Travis McAlpine

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.


Right fork of hunter 20 minutes past the split

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Photo: Travis McAlpine (2018)