Ice Guide : Southcentral : Matanuska River : Castle Mountain : Throne Room East and West

Throne Room East and West

Rating: WI4 to WI5
Length: 30 meters

Up to three main routes can exist in this amphitheatre. Climb to the top where the routes end in the headwall.


Anchor: Be prepared to V-thread to descend.


These two routes consistently form high on the mountain just west of Skylight located high in an amphitheatre. Access these routes by skis to the base and boot pack up a steep couloir to the base of of a short rock face. Depending on snow conditions, one may have to negotiate a rock pitch to access the climbs. Two routes develop but a third right climb can sometimes develop in this area.

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