Dragontail Peak/Backbone Ridge with Fin Direct

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Dragontail Peak/Backbone Ridge with Fin Direct

small party climb of Dragontail via the Backbone Ridge w/Fin Direct route. This climb is only open to students in the Alpine Rock Course.

Info
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  • Mon, Jul 18, 2016 — Wed, Jul 20, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,440 ft

Group will meet up at Stuart Lake TH on Monday at 7am.

Group plans to camp at Colchuck Lake on Monday.  Climb Backbone Ridge on Tuesday and possibly combo climb with Prusik Peak.  We will hike out on Wednesday.

Route/Place

Dragontail Peak/Backbone Ridge with Fin Direct



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

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    USGS Cashmere Mtn

    Green Trails Enchantment Lakes No. 209S
  • See full route/place details.
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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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking 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
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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