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shanahan96dragon ride  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2017


pretty cool climb up the dragon's tail on memorial day. good snow conditions as i was able to climb lots of the route in the shade and top out early morning. fun day in RMNP!

Posted May 29, 2017 7:48 pm

SenadRDragon's Tail Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2015


Dragon's tail in march, great climb, conditions weren't good, but still we did enjoy this climb. Great route.
Posted Mar 28, 2015 11:00 pm

Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2009


with a guide. first mountaineering route!
Posted Feb 12, 2015 12:05 am

Ted EliasonNice 6hrs Car to Car  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

Ted Eliason

Don't know why I had put off this super quick and accessible training run. An easy route to do laps on.
Posted May 14, 2014 11:22 am

SarahThompsonLeft Branch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013


Took the left branch. Great snow conditions. Bit of fairly easy icy rock near top. Nice climb, especially considering the short and easy approach.
Posted Jun 1, 2013 5:57 pm

DaveEngleRe: Left Branch


Was there still quite a bit of snow in the couloir and what did the base (apron) look like when you climbed it last? Did you go solo?
Posted Jul 5, 2013 10:43 am

astrobassmanNice Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012


Long day since we roped up the entire route to practice simul climbing, although this is definitely not needed. Great setting.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 12:15 am

ripper333ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2012
supa fun day climbing and skiing this piece of real estate with a clown :0
Posted Apr 11, 2012 11:24 am

colintDeep snow in June  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011


Deep snows this year made this climb very straightforward, like climbing a really long slushy staircase. There was a small piece of ice in at the rock step, but I wish there had been about 100 meters more!
Posted Jun 20, 2011 11:19 am

JonWQuite Scenic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2011


Very scenic but somewhat boring climb. Was expecting more based on Cooper's book, but the route was very filled in during early 2011.
Posted May 8, 2011 10:45 pm

StephanieLynnearly season climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2009


A very enjoyable couloir climb. A chunk of snow from the walls above us almost took out Heather... scary! The exit was my favorite part.
Posted Oct 19, 2010 6:08 pm

Gumbie5/5 stars  Sucess!


With Adam
Posted Oct 1, 2010 8:45 am

cushmanDTC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2010


Soft by 7am, CTC in 4:30, descent via Flattop Trail
Posted May 26, 2010 11:35 am

ChrisHunleyLove Couloirs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2007


Aesthetic line in a beautiful setting. Weather was perfect.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 5:32 pm

heather14Sweet Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2009


Thanks to the warm winter the snow in the couloir was pretty nice for a March climb. The sidewall however decided to shed a layer down on us. The crux still had enough snow on it that it seemed more like a short class 3 scramble. A great climb overall!
Posted Mar 23, 2009 11:03 pm

rkymtnGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006


This was a fun and fast climb with Haliku. We had a moment of mutual respect with the skiers about to descend.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 12:12 pm

GarethDragon's Tail Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008


I climbed with slowpoke. The couloir had somewhere around a foot of new snow in it covering the wet and poorly consolidated snow underneath. The climb consisted of a relentless plowing upward to form a trench. It was good that there was a big group of us up there to break trail! Plenty of spindrift blowing up the couloir, with a couple of small snow slides near the top. Did I mention that it felt freaking cold! What month was it again? It sure felt like a winter climb!
Posted May 11, 2008 8:36 pm

Roam AroundFirst of the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008
First couloir of the season! Conditions varied from really stable avy debris to complete sugar powder - but no slabs forming up the whole length.
Posted Apr 28, 2008 11:57 am

BonesawAwesome day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2002


This was my intro to mountaineering and it was incredible. I'm hooked!
Posted Jan 11, 2008 10:00 am

Timothy PearlAwesome Autumn Climb?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2007

Timothy Pearl

Who'da thunk it? Turned out to be sweet conditions! Enough snow to avoid scree, enough rock to keep it exciting, non-threatening weather, dry approach hike. I couldn't imagine it any better! I recommend light rack and small rope in the Autumn. With Jim C.
Posted Oct 31, 2007 5:37 pm

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