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Ascent of Dragontail Peak on 2017-06-26

Climber: Joanne Najdzin

Date:Monday, June 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dragontail Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8840 ft / 2694 m

Ascent Trip Report

The conditions for scrambling up Dragontail were ideal today. Aasgard Pass has melted out nicely and I only had to cross a couple of snowfields on my way up.

At the top of the pass you can see the route up to a notch on the East Ridge. Previous parties had left a boot track on the east facing snowfield, but the steps were melted out. I switched from hiking shoes to climbing boots to kick some new steps. At the top of the notch, the rest of the scramble to the summit is snow-free.

When I was on the summit I could see the route that people use to cross over the notch below Pandora's Box from the Colchuck col. Judging by the boot prints in the snow, it appears there may be three different routes. All of them look steep and exposed with snow.

On the way down I saw a few backpackers and some goats entertaining each other.

Here are some photos from my trip: flickr album

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:clear, sunny, warm
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Aasgard Pass
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Joanne Najdzin
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