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Mad Dog - WI4

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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You need ice screws. There are alders at the top for a top rope or rappel.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 2.50/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


One of the Eklutna Canyon testpieces, and close to the car to boot! The bank that this seep runs out of is constantly eroding, so the climb changes every year. This is the first climb on the right as you enter the canyon, and usually consists of thin, steep curtains and pillars to an overhang. Rappell from the trees.

Descent Options:

Descend into the canyon. The climb is on the south side of the canyon after about a ten minute hike.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2007-05-16
Views: 589
Route ID: 31625

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2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: aklaurag on 2009-04-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun start

easy to top rope and rappel in from the Thunderbird Falls Trail

Added: 2009-06-07

  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: faust on 2005-01-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Unique Climb . . . Easy to TR . . . Often Busy

The closest climb to the parking lot at Eklutna. My partner and I often TR'd this climb during our first season. A couple mixed moves near the begining in most conditions . . . once through this crux it's pretty cruiser.

Added: 2006-12-08