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Ascent of Dragontail Peak on 2017-07-22

Climber: Chris Gemmill

Others in Party:Tom & Keating
Date:Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dragontail Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8840 ft / 2694 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great climb! We ascended the Clochuck Glacier Route and around through the knotch at Pandora's Box. Minor rock fall up the glacier -- basic caution was sufficient. The trip reports we'd read in advance led us to believe there would have been a lot more snow remaining along Pandora's Box, but it had melted out significantly! (That made the climb a bit more challenging -- and descent via that direction not recommended without rope.) There was a goat blocking the path to DT, so we hit DTSE and circled back. Other than insanely vicious mosquitoes at the lake (and all the way out after the lake in the afternoon!), everything was standard and nothing out of the ordinary.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5440 ft / 1658 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Partly cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5440 ft / 1658 m
    Route:Colchuck Glacier
    Trailhead:Colchuck Lake TH  3400 ft / 1036 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Aasgard Pass
    Trailhead:Colchuck Lake TH  
Ascent Part of Trip: Dragontail Peak-Southeast Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
2Dragontail Peak2017-07-22
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Chris Gemmill
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