Ice Guide : Southcentral : South Anchorage : Turnagain Arm : Waterworld

Waterworld

Rating: WI2-WI3
Length: 6-8 meters

Rarely climbed, this little alcove and nearby walls on the highway sport numerous routes for those climbers looking for short, easy to moderate routes. If you're looking to hone your ice skills this is a great place to ice boulder or learn how to place ice pro. Depending on where the ice falls, one may find a bit of mixed climbing too.

FA:

Anchor/descent: Alders and trees exist at the top of these climbs.

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. Simply stated, use common sense when climbing so as to not ruin the privilege of climbing at this location.


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Lat: 60 59.000' North
Long: 149 33.312' West

Drive south on the Seward Highway approximately 10 miles from the weigh station to a small pullout on the mountain side of the highway. Park in the pullout, well away from traffic, and start climbing.

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