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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: Ice, Alpine, 150 ft, Grade II
FA: unknown
Page Views: 6,307 total, 48/month
Shared By: Ross Swanson on Feb 5, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

An awesome monster, this ice can become sculpted by high winds. Strenuous climbing leads to a ramp at 30m, a second vertical section is divided by smaller ledges that lead to the top. Walk off right, East.

Per Justin Skaare: beware of avalanche danger if rappelling to the climber's right.

Location

Stoneman is located directly right of West Gully ice climb above Black Lake.

Protection

Approximately 11 screws. Screw placements are no piece of cake.
Justin Skaare
Boulder, CO
 
Justin Skaare   Boulder, CO
 
Pretty easy to break this into two pitches if you want more gear or less pump. We walked to climber's right after the climb and rapped off (single 60m) a tree after a few hundred meters of traversing. In retrospect, we should've rapped the route directly as there was some avi danger on the slope we rapped onto. BEWARE OF AVI CONDITIONS IF WALKING OFF / RAPPING TO CLIMBER'S RIGHT. Mar 8, 2015
Ross Swanson
Pinewood Springs
 
Ross Swanson   Pinewood Springs
 
Did the climb 20091121. Partner hit a water ice dam on the easy ice above the climb as we were moving to the walk off. Heard the crash and thunder, I looked up and saw a sheet of water and ice coming right for me, glad we kept the belay in for this easy section. Nov 22, 2009
Meredith DB
Boulder, CO
  WI5
Meredith DB   Boulder, CO
  WI5
Excellent route - definitely worth doing. Apr 26, 2007