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Ascent of Dragontail Peak on 2018-08-26

Climber: Rafee Memon

Others in Party:Dylan Swen
Mike Gagnier
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Dragontail Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8400 ft / 2560 m

Ascent Trip Report

We attempted Dragontail on our day thru-hike of the Enchantments from the Stuart Lake Trailhead to the Snow Lakes Trailhead. We planned to attempt a class 3 route that went around the glacier. We left the trail and followed the ridge towards the peak from near the top of Aasgard Pass. Visibility was severely limited with low-lying clouds. When we reached the summit headwall, it began to snow, and not finding a class 3 route that I was comfortable with, we turned around to catch up with the rest of the group. My GPS watch locked up on the descent, so my trip data was lost.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds



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