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Spearhead Glacier Approach

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The easiest route into spearhead glacier.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Ascent

7,820' 2,384 m

High

7,306' 2,227 m

Low

519' 158 m

Up

93' 28 m

Down

17%

Avg Slope (10°)

38%

Max Slope (21°)
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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Ross Morgan

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Spearhead-Blackcomb Col
Mar 16, 2015 near Whistler, BC

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