Dragontail Peak/Colchuck Col

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Basic Alpine Climb - Dragontail Peak/Colchuck Col

Dragontail Peak/Colchuck Col

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  • Sat, May 17, 2014 — Sun, May 18, 2014
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 5,440 ft

Trailhead per leaders request 6am

Climb up steep slopes into a basin narrowing into a steep snowfield. Continue up snow field to saddle at about 6,500'. Cross saddle to S side of ridge summit tower. Tower is 80 - 90' (to summit at 6917'); mostly class 3-4 with some 5th class moves, OR all 5th class depending on the route taken. Variation: From the ridge on the E side of the castle, follow the crest SE to the base of Unicorn's S peak. Continue around the lower peak on it's N side and follow the snow slope as in the normal approach. Road may not be open before late May - check with Rangers. If not open, park at Narada Falls, and allow time for the extra 6 mi. approach.

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Dragontail Peak/Colchuck Col



  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177

    USGS Mount Stuart
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