Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Look at Ninilchik

Ryan and I parked at the Ninilchik Harbor and could barely see what looked like ice on the bluffs. The climbs in the guidebook sounded a lot more compelling than the routes turned out to be. Standing below the climbs they were really unappealing. Rampy grade 1-2 that terminated in at tops 15 feet of steep ice. Total length anywhere from 30-75 feet.


We hemmed and hawed about whether or not to break out the ropes, but in the end just couldn't suck it up and do it. I'm sure the routes were steeper, longer, and harder than they looked, but they just looked so lame.



So we kept driving back to town. It was nice to spend a few days out of Anchorage exploring an area I haven't been. It was good to get out and this trip definitely sparked my motivation to get back in climbing shape.

Maybe this was 20 feet tall, Maybe

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