Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Eklutna River : Eklutna Canyon : TJ Swann

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Rating: WI3-WI4
Length: 30 meters

On most years, this climb forms a very thin free hanging curtain. As such, it receives the more difficult rating in these conditions. However, during a wet season this climb can form a relative easy climb.

FA: D. VanEtten & Marty Schmidt, 1983*

Anchor: Trees exist at the end of this route for anchor and rappel.

Alert: The Eklutna Canyon drainage is private property belonging to Eklutna Incorporated and their website indicates ice climbing is not allowed on their property. It is strongly suggested that before venturing into the canyon, check with the climbing groups within the community regarding the current access status for the canyon. Alaska State Parks require vehicles parking in the Thunderbird Falls Trailhead parking lot to have a current Alaska State Parks parking pass.


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Hike up the valley approximately 10-15 minutes past Mad Dog until this climb comes into view on the south side of the valley.

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