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Black Lake
Black Lake seen from the approach to the Summit Ramp of the Arrowhead fully deserves its name. Rocky Mountain National Park, August 2005.

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eazyelionApproach to Summit Ramp

eazyelion

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Is the way around the lake, up and through the trees, and climbing slabs pretty apparent in finding the summit ramp? The picture with the route lines drawn in seems fairly easy to follow. I've been to Black Lake many times and it just looks like it'd be tricky getting up to the point where the route begins. Any advice or personal experience?
Posted May 12, 2006 1:58 am

brentaRe: Approach to Summit Ramp

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Yes, it gets a bit tricky as soon as you cross Black Lake's outlet. On the way up, I think the key to easy passage is to stay pretty close to the Arrowhead. On the way down the key would be to retrace your steps, though I didn't do it so well and ended up with much more krummholz, slabs, and bushwhacking than on the way up.

Another thing to keep in mind is that when this route is wet it gets significantly trickier.
Posted May 12, 2006 6:29 am

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brentaSubmitted by brenta
on Aug 30, 2005 2:39 am

Image ID: 123284
Hits: 1840 
Lat/Lon: 40.26830°N / 105.6497°W
Object Title: Black Lake

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Scenery, Water