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Homer Bluffs ICE

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About Homer Bluffs ICE:

Yes, in Alaska you can ice climb on the beach. Please review the tide tables before you head out to climb or be prepared to swim or be rescued! This area has the longest climbs in Homer, up to 250 feet long! The area is south facing, and forms somewhat inconsistently, routes may freeze and thaw several times in a season. Easy access---a long rappell, and a walk on the beach gets you to most climbs. Routes are listed from right to left, or east to west as you face the bluffs.
Nearest town or city: Homer
Directions: From Anchorage, take the Seward Highway south to the Sterling Highway and follow this through Kenai/Soldatna. Head south towards Homer, and note the Baycrest Hill Scenic View at Milepost 169.6. Continue about two miles farther south on the highway to Saltwater Drive, turn right, go about a quarter of a mile and park. Walk back on the road about 100 yards to an obvious drainage and rappell this to the beach.
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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Year