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 Serpentine Ridge
Serpentine Ridge on the SW face of Dragontail Peak. Line is approximate. P0 corresponds to our rope up spot. P4 is the crux (and best) pitch of the route (5.8). Above P6, the terrain is mostly low-5th class and belays can be had at any time (and therefore are not indicated). Photo taken on July 24, 2005.

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hkutukNice beta

hkutuk

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as always., how did you like this route, good job!
Posted Jul 25, 2005 2:21 pm

rpcRe: Nice beta

rpc

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Much thanks Haydar.

Did not really like the climbing at all. The money pitch - 5.8 finger crack & hand crack WAS nice but that's not much on a ~16 pitch route. Other pitches ranged from foregettable to nasty loose - if not for the stellar views higher up it would be kinda boring (never-ending 4th-low 5th class terrain).

What did you guys do?
Posted Jul 25, 2005 2:46 pm

hkutukRe: Nice beta

hkutuk

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Nice setting but I heard about the loose rock on that route, too bad. Ended up having an adventure on Vesper including scary as in wet moss/ heather climbing? which involved dry tooling, helping another team to bail and finally 3-4 pitches pure fun climbing higher up, looong day, many stories & memories.....
Posted Jul 25, 2005 4:31 pm

rpcRe: Nice beta

rpc

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Heard about long days on N. Face of Vesper from others as well. Sounds like some fun climbing though?

Haydar, post a TR - sounds like you guys had quite an adventure. In the meantime, post some photos!
Posted Jul 25, 2005 5:57 pm

Martin CashSorry

Martin Cash

Voted 10/10

to hear you didn't like the route. Was Backbone wet or crowded?



My friends Matt and Bruce were behind you on Serpentine (I think). They got hit by rockfall and bailed.



Nice job finishing the climb, looking forward to the climbing shots....
Posted Jul 25, 2005 2:31 pm

rpcRe: Sorry

rpc

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Hey Martin,

Hope we were not the ones that dropped anything on them?!! I don't think we did but one or two small chunks did go flying dislodged by the rope (they landed next to Shirley though). Kinda sh***y route. Best thing were the views.

Thanks for stopping by. Would not recommend it.



A violent return of Lebanese food for me made me reconsider doing IV+ 5.9 car to car. The Fin looks sweeeeeet though!
Posted Jul 25, 2005 2:44 pm

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rpcSubmitted by rpc
on Jul 25, 2005 2:01 pm

Image ID: 116540
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Lat/Lon: 47.47890°N / 120.8322°W
Object Title: Serpentine Ridge

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing