• Date - 04/28/2018
  • Elevation - 11,400'
  • Route - Black Lake Slabs
  • Miles - 8.0
  • Elevation Gain - 2,200'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Chad German


I was able to get one more ice climb in at the end of April to close out the ice climbing season.  I had been to Black Lake a number of times before either climbing West Gully, Spearhead, or the Trough Couloir.  However, I had never made the hike in to climb Black Lake Slabs.  Given the elevation, I assumed it would be in and the trip was really just to tick it off my to do list.  It was a new area, but probably not something I would return to.


Mills LakeBlack Lake SlabsSpearhead