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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, 100 ft, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Eran Shileikis on Mar 7, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This aptly named route forms as two small, yellow, vertical pillars stacked on top of each other.

NOTE: It is very possible that the wide yellow curtain (if it touched down?) just left of the 2 stacked pillars in the picture is the original line. Gillett's description leads me to believe that there is only 1 pillar, not 2. Or perhaps "Yellow Tears" is the single pillar on the bottom left of the photo, and "Blue Moon" is the 2 stacked pillars *shrug*. Either way, these things look sick, so go climb them!!

Location

This route is just right of "Stoneman" in the back of the Black Lake Cirque. Descend via V-threads if avi danger looks bad, or climb the upper pitch of "West Gully" and walk off to the West if you are feeling ambitious. Better yet, don't climb it when avi danger looks bad. Otherwise, walk off to the East.

Protection

Ice screws and big bah-gunga's.

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