Colchuck & Dragontail Peaks


Basic Alpine Climb - Colchuck & Dragontail Peaks

Three-day trip to the Enchantments to climb Colchuck and Dragontail Peaks.

  • Tue, Jun 20, 2023 — Thu, Jun 22, 2023
  • Foothills Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft

Stuart Lake TH @ time TBD. See trip plan. Northwest Forest or National Parks pass required for all vehicles.

Click [MORE +] to read all notes before requesting permission:

  • Direct all permission requests to Jacob Whitbeck ( as this is his Colchuck permit and therefore his trip.
  • No students. No exceptions!
  • When requesting permission, please include your most recent relevant trip experience, particularly strenuous climbs, scrambles, etc.
  • You will need to pay your share of the camping permit (approx $15 per person).
  • We will be camping at Colchuck Lake. Please do not request permission if you are not available for all three days.

Colchuck & Dragontail Peaks

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S

    USGS Mount Stuart
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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