Information About

POS

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 4' 19.2" N,
145 ° 53' 58.2" W

Region

Valdez

Nearest City

Valdez

Also Known As

POS

Length

84 ft (25.6 m)

Technical Rating

Average: WI3

Uses

Ice Climbing

POS in Detail.

Getting There

POS is located east of Valdez in Keystone Canyon off the Richardson Highway. Depending on conditions and vehicle, some trucks can drive off the highway down to the flat and park at the base of the icefall. Sometimes there is enough shoulder parking to park in front of it along the highway. Other times it may be best to park at the Bridal Veil Falls pullout and walk over to POS.

About

POS is a fun little climb when conditions are right. Rated WI3, sometimes the ice may be rotten or half in, it comes and rots off throughout the season. Most people anchor to the fir, on the top right side if only running one line.

History

First Ascent: March 1978, by D. Mullet & Rich Parks

Naming: Local descriptive name for the lock of reliability of quality ice throughout the climbing season.

POS Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near POS.

Places Near POS
Cities:

Wortmanns,

Crags:

101 Wall, Republic of Boulder, The Sunny Side,

Flats:

Dutch Flat,

Glaciers:

Abercrombie Shelf Glacier, Brickslide Glacier, Camicia Glacier, Corbin Glacier, DOT Glacier, Glacier G213898E61187N, Glacier G213914E60880N, Glacier G213934E61146N, Glacier G213935E61200N, Glacier G213941E60895N, Glacier G213942E60986N, Glacier G213944E60979N, Glacier G213945E60907N, Glacier G213952E61151N, Glacier G213958E60963N, Glacier G213959E60945N, Glacier G213962E60977N, Glacier G213964E61199N, Glacier G213967E60919N, Glacier G213971E60895N, Glacier G213981E61263N, Glacier G213982E60906N, Glacier G213986E60928N, Glacier G214001E60962N, Glacier G214001E61199N, Glacier G214004E60942N, Glacier G214005E60907N, Glacier G214019E61092N, Glacier G214024E61234N, Glacier G214030E60925N, Glacier G214042E61141N, Glacier G214049E60918N, Glacier G214053E61154N, Glacier G214116E60878N, Glacier G214117E61192N, Glacier G214139E61173N, Glacier G214141E60880N, Glacier G214148E60959N, Glacier G214151E61165N, Glacier G214161E60914N, Glacier G214161E61234N, Glacier G214166E60906N, Glacier G214169E60899N, Glacier G214170E60888N, Glacier G214175E61036N, Glacier G214177E61238N, Glacier G214183E60923N, Glacier G214183E61143N, Glacier G214188E61150N, Glacier G214199E61016N, Glacier G214222E60989N, Glacier G214237E60874N, Glacier G214282E60871N, Glacier G214291E60861N, Glacier G214304E61253N, Glacier G214314E61049N, Hogback Glacier, Hoodoo Glacier, Keystone Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Sheep Creek Glacier, Tsina Glacier, Twentyseven Mile Glacier, Worthington Glacier, Wortmanns Glacier,

Routes:

Angel, Bridal Veil Falls (Ice Climb), Cidersicle, Crystal Visions, Diamond in the Sky, Dire Straits, Fang Gully, Fast Friends, Fishing for Fools, Flying Cloud, Foolagain, Glass Onion, Greensteps, Hanging Tree Left, Hanging Tree Right, Horsetail Falls (Ice Climb), Hung Jury, Jaws Wall, Mud Slide, My Three Rats, Oil Slick, Popsicle Pillar, POS, Secret Journey, Simple Twist of Fate, Ski Race, Spring Loaded, Stem City, The Bight, Tokyo Express, Tsuri Gane, VAC,

Lakes:

Blueberry Lake, Crater Lake, Deep Lake, Trap Lake, Worthington Lake,

Locales:

19 Mile Wall, Bald Boy, Bro Bowl, Catchers Mitt, DOT Face, Fracture Canyon, Girls, Heiden View Face, Little Girls, Little Odyssey, Loveland Basin, Mercury, North Odyssey, Road Run, School Bus, Skate Park,

Mountains:

Prospectors Peak, East Peak, Girls Mountain, Hogsback, The Island, Meteorite Mountain, Odessey,

Parks:

Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site,

Mountain Passes:

Thompson Pass,

Peaks:

Acapulco, Mount Bonet, Bronto, Heidi Peak, Loveland Peak, Repeater Peak, Sapphire, Satellite, Stone Mountain, Tones Temple, Twentyseven Mile Peak, Whistlers Mother,

Routes:

300 Days of Sunshine and Attitude, 5 Star Everything, 919, Afternoon Shadow Boxing, Anchor Man, Another Foolish Route, Artic Oven Lovin, Babar Yoga, Backflip Bum, Balaclava Joy, Bio-Dome, Casa Bonita, Chain Letters From the Dalai Lama, Chain Letters to the Dalai Lama, Curry Popcorn, E-Talk the Talk, Elitist's Overcompensation, Entrepreneur, Ewok the Walk, Find The Cure, Fixe Fixie, Flatirons, Follow the Medallion, Game On!, Gingerade, Grandma's Barley Soup, Happy Rosh Hashana, Honey Badger, Hunka Munka, I Got A Fever of 5.7, I Love Lamp, Kombucha Crack, Last Train to Chossville, Learning Center for Ants, Love Bubble, Lucky Number Fifty-Sleven, McCarthy Bus Lane, McSchmiggens, Mecha Streisand, Meet You at the Station, Mimosa Morning, My Subaru Loves the Environment, Neptune, North Slope, Northurn Lights Delight, On The Grid, Organic, Party on Garth, Party on Wayne, Philanthroparian, Pika's Penthouse, Pika's Playhouse, Ping Pong Madness, Salami Heist, Saturday Night Fever, Scouts Honor, Sharp End, Six Figure Bums, Snot a Rocket, South Park, Steave's Goalie, Steve's Tanker, Stoken the Stove, Sway Penny Yoga, Thursday Night Cruiser, Tibetan Prayer Flags Made in China, Trustafarian (Rasta With a Trust Fund), Valet at the Movement, What Would Squeak Do?, Yippie (Yuppie Hippie),

Streams:

Bear Creek, Bench Creek, Brown Creek, Browns Creek, Cameron Creek, Goat Creek, Sheep Creek, Wortmanns Creek,

Routes:

Browns Creek Trail, DOT Glacier Trail, Little Odessey Trail, Pack Trail of 1899, Thompson Pass Pipeline Access Road, Worthington Glacier Ridge Trail,

Valleys:

Browns Basin, Goat Gully, Heiden Canyon, Keystone Canyon, Snowslide Gulch,

Waterfalls:

Bridal Veil Falls, Horsetail Falls, Rudleston Falls,