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black Spearhead Glacier Approach

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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 519' 158 m
Descent: -93' -28 m
High: 7,820' 2,384 m
Low: 7,306' 2,227 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 17% (10°)
Max Slope: 38% (21°)
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Trail shared by Ross Morgan

The easiest route into spearhead glacier.

Ross Morgan
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the top of Showcase T-Bar on Blackcomb Mountain, bootpack up a small bit to the Blackcomb Glacier Run. Traverse hard skier's right to the Blackcomb backcountry gates. From here, contour around to the Spearhead-Blackcomb col.

Once at the col, rip the skins and traverse Spearhead Peak below some cliffs. An opening on a steep slope allows a short bootpack through the 'Guide's Notch' and into Spearhead Glacier.

Open crevasses exist on Spearhead Glacier, but are generally very obvious.

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