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

82 ft (24.99 m)

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
Crags:

101 Wall, Republic of Boulder, The Sunny Side,

Flats:

Dutch Flat,

Glaciers:

Camicia Glacier, Corbin Glacier, DOT Glacier, Hogback Glacier, Keystone Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Tsina Glacier, Twentyseven Mile Glacier, Worthington Glacier, Wortmanns Glacier,

Routes:

Angel, Bridal Veil Falls (Ice Climb), Cidersicle, Fang Gully, Flying Cloud, Foolagain, Glass Onion, Greensteps, Hanging Tree Left, Hanging Tree Right, Horsetail Falls (Ice Climb), Hung Jury, Mud Slide, Oil Slick, Popsicle Pillar, POS, Simple Twist of Fate, Spring Loaded, The Bight,

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,

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,

Cities:

Wortmanns,

Waterfalls:

Bridal Veil Falls, Horsetail Falls, Rudleston Falls,