Dragontail Peak, Washington

Prominence: 1760 ft, 536 m

Elevation: 8840+ feet, 2694+ meters

True Isolation: 3.07 mi, 4.94 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 8840 - 8880 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 8845 ft / 2695 m
    (Range 8845 - 8885 ft)
SubpeaksDragontail Peak - Southeast Peak (8760 ft/2670 m)
Dragontail Peak - Northeast Peak (8520 ft/2597 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 28' 44'' N, 120° 49' 59'' W
47.478944, -120.833163 (Dec Deg)
663254 E 5260665 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionChelan

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Lists that contain Dragontail Peak:
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #20)
     Mountaineers Cascade Classic Peak Pin (Rank #17)
     Washington State Top 100 Peaks (Rank #29)
     Washington Bulger List (Rank #26)
     Wenatchee Mountains "Back Court" Top 100 (Rank #2)
     Washington State Top 200 Peaks (Rank #29)
     Mid-State Milers (Rank #2)
     Washington State Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #202)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 1 (Beckey)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 845
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 765)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1989-10-01 by Chris Earle
     1996-09-22 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2011-08-27 by Bri Wilson
     2011-09-17 by Noel Howe
     2014-05-31 by Stephen Sugiyama (GPS Track)
     2014-06-08 by Julie Myer
     2014-07-12 by Chris Civarra (GPS Track)
     2014-07-15 by Steve Brown (GPS Track)
     2014-09-12 by Jeffrey Wright
     2014-09-12 by Priti Wright
     2015-02-22 by Priti Wright
     2015-03-01 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2015-03-03 by Eric Gilbertson
     2015-03-08 by Andrew Fabian
     2015-09-01 by Eric Gilbertson
     2016-05-30 by Kristian Kalsing (GPS Track)
     2017-06-17 by Christopher Frobel
     2017-06-26 by Joanne Najdzin (GPS Track)
     2017-10-07 by Eric Gilbertson
     2018-05-26 by Mathias Ricken
     2018-09-01 by Jake Robinson
     2018-09-18 by Eric Gilbertson
     2018-10-05 by Zak Griffith
     2019-07-03 by Ian Culhane
     2019-07-07 by Richard Zielke
     2019-07-12 by Harvest Mondello (Unsuccessful)
     2019-08-02 by Anthony Bailles
     2020-06-08 by Katie Fellows
     2020-06-14 by Ivan Mitloshuk (GPS Track)
     2020-06-27 by Drew Martin
     2020-09-21 by Harry H (GPS Track)
     2021-06-25 by Ory Gresh (GPS Track)
     2021-07-12 by Ephrat Baradel (GPS Track)
     2021-07-16 by Luca Baradel (GPS Track)
     2021-09-04 by Gerick Lee (GPS Track)
     2022-06-11 by Cindy Li
     2022-06-11 by Andrew Kehl
     2022-07-16 by Tim Wick
     2022-07-16 by Xiulan Hu (GPS Track)
     2022-08-13 by Andrew Coulthard (GPS Track)
     2022-09-11 by Derek Fias (GPS Track)
     2022-10-29 by Damon Alexander
     2022-11-12 by Ross Wallette (Unsuccessful)

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Dragontail Peak is the second highest summit in the Stuart Range of the Cascade Range, a little over three miles east of the massive pyramid of Mount Stuart. Quite a bit lower than Stuart, Dragontail can be climbed in a day via Colchuck Lake and Aasgard Pass with nothing more than relatively easy scrambling, but for most that would be a long day. The peak anchors the east end of the scenic and popular Enchantments, a spectacular plateau of lakes and rock formations.

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Descending steep snow from Pandora's Box before traversing to the summit (2016-05-30). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1760 ft/536 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1840 ft/560 m
  Line Parent: Mount Stuart - False Summit
  Key Col: 7080 ft/2158 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 3.07 mi/4.94 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 47.4742, -120.8983
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Stuart - False Summit  (W)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Wenatchee Mountains
Range6: Stuart Range
Drainage BasinsWenatchee
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Topo MapEnchantment Lakes O47120d7 1:24,000
Route #1 Scramble: NW Slopes
Trailhead: Stuart Lake Trailhead (Dirt Road) 3400 ft/1036 m
Vertical Gain: 5440 ft/1658 m
Distance (one way): 7 mi/11.27 km
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Dragontail and Colchuck Col from Colchuck Lake overlook (2017-08-26).
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Push Dragontail Summit (2019-06-14). Photo by Maggie Cheng.
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