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Routes in Glacier Creek Drainage including Black Lake area

Black Lake - West Gully T WI3-4
Black Lake Slabs T WI2-3
Duncan's Dinky Drip T WI4-5
Reflections T WI3-4
Stoneman WI4+ PG13
Yellow Tears WI5
Type: Trad, Ice, Alpine, 160 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
Page Views: 3,047 total · 17/month
Shared By: Neil Kauffman on Dec 23, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The Reflections climbs spill over the left ridge on final approach to Black Lake. Although the main flow is an easy slab climb to the left, more interesting variations form to the right. The 30 foot wide, near vertical curtain provides a worthwhile start. All three variations end together. Anchor possibilities include slinging boulder that is frozen into place and sinking vertical screws behind it.

Direct decent: downclimb right on ledges to reach tree rappel. 60 meter rope.

Toprope Protection

May be toproped with two 50+ meter ropes.

Protection

Ice screws up to 22cm on lower curtain and a few nubs to protect the thin upper section. Bring cord and extra screws (short) for top anchor.

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Brent Roaten
Anchorage, AK
 
Brent Roaten   Anchorage, AK
 
Climbed Reflections on 12/18/04 and found great conditions in the area. The curtain start looked much more interesting than the standard flow on the left though from Neil's picture, it seems thinner than last year. The final approach from the Black Lake trail involved deep snow and talus but was worth it. Jan 3, 2005
Jim Davidson
Fort Collins, Colorado
Jim Davidson   Fort Collins, Colorado
Climbed Reflections 11/24/09 - ice is good. Snow on approach is not good. On the main trail I busted through into a small creek even WITH snowshoes on. Wallowed in powder & depth hoar on final approach. West Gully looked good. Could not see Jewell Lake or Black Lake Slabs. Nov 25, 2009

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