Summit Post details this trail nicely and includes photographs.
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Adapted from Summitpost.org:
As with most snow / ice / glacier routes, the type and severity of the difficulties on the Ice Cliff Glacier Route can vary greatly depending upon all the variables that effect snow pack and slope conditions: the time of year of the climb, the amount of snowfall and avalanche activity during the winter, and now the varying degrees of glacier retreat and melting from year to year. Climbers may well encounter significant differences in the route from month to month.
Nearest Town: Leavenworth/Plain
Drive to Leavenworth on Highway 2, then turn south on Icicle Creek Road. Drive approximately 10 miles to the turnoff for Bridge Creek Campground and the Stuart Lake Trailhead. Cross the bridge then drive the gravel road up to the trailhead.
Leave It Better than You Found It. This should be every user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull noxious weeds along your route, throw branches over unwanted spur trails, etc.
Disclaimer. Treat this information as recommendations, not gospel. Conditions change and those contributing these reports are volunteers–they may make mistakes or not know all the issues affecting a route. You are responsible for yourself, your actions, and your safety. If you won’t accept that responsibility, you are prohibited from using our information.