Ice Guide : Southcentral : Kenai Peninsula : Victor Creek : Victor Creek 4

Victor Creek 4

Rating: WI3/4
Length: 130 meters

This route is left of Victor Creek 3 and opposite of a large, smooth, and overhung rock face. Climb either vertical pillars or moderate ice to a long and moderate angle snow/ice gully. Climb a short curtain of ice followed by another moderate angle snow/ice gully to the base of the last curtain. Climb the last curtain of ice to the trees above then negotiate the heavy tree fall and alders just below the canyon rim.


Anchor: Trees/alders exist in the area, but be careful as many are dead or dying. V-thread material may be necessary depending upon conditions.

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Begin on the Victor Creek trail which is located at milepost 20 of the Seward Highway. At the trail head decide whether to hike a frozen creek or continue along the trail.

Creek Access - Hike the frozen creek upstream for approximately 15 minutes to the base of this route, which is located on the north side of the canyon just around the corner from King's Beard. A rarely frozen pool of open water exists in the creek narrows immediately before this route. Negotiating this open water may require waders or rubber boots.

Trail Access - Hike the Victor Creek trail approximately 25-30 minutes and either rappel the canyon wall or hike a moderate angle snow gully to the canyon floor. This snow gully is located just above Victor Creek 6, which is also where Victor Creek waterfalls into the canyon.

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