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North America, United States, Alaska, Chugach Mountains, Mt. Amulet, North Face

Mt. Amulet, North Face. Heading east on the Glenn Highway, there is a great clump of peaks to the south across the Matanuska River opposite the Victory Bible Camp. The Spectrum Glacier that Monument Creek flows from has been visited often in the past by climbers, and this year it saw an increase in ascents. In May, Josh Sonkiss soloed the north face of Amulet (8,290') to gain the summit. This new route was a beautiful line that has long been coveted by locals. In March, 2000, Matt Porter and Carl Oswald climbed the north face on snow with ice at the very top for the route’s second ascent. This beautiful peak has been climbed for years via the east and south ridges and continues to offer great climbing opportunities.

Mike Wood