Dragon Peak Climber's Log

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Romain - Sep 27, 2019 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2019

South Ridge  Sucess!

Now this is one nice climb. Took about 3h40m from Onion Valley at an easy pace. The last few feet to the top are quite memorable. Trip report.


wmolland - Jul 20, 2019 10:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2019

From Golden Trout Lake  Sucess!

Up the standard route, which was mostly snow. The chute leading to the crest was hard and steep snow so I found a rather challenging 3rd class route to the crest. The traverse at the top is a cruise and the views from the summit are superb!


Diesel - Jun 29, 2018 5:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2018

One and done.  Sucess!

After coming down from Kearsarge Peak via Lilly Pass, I went toward Dragon. The slope was full of snow and approaching it on the moraine, I saw to my left a couple of chutes that would go to the ridge. I took the Southern more chute and after a nice, solid rock climbing, I got to a notch. It was only then that I realized that in order to gain the ridge I had to do some very exposed 25-30 of class 4 climbing. Very stupid of me and very dangerous. I managed to get up on the ridge just to realize that I was a far cry away from the peak. I made my way to the ridge, which in itself is a bitch to navigate, and ascended the wrong peak; the real peak is further North, through a notch. When at the base of the peak I entirely missed the class 3 and fund myself on the East side of the peak, looking at a insanely expose class 4. It was very stupid of me to go up that way, but I did. I went down the slope most people use to go up also. It was full of hard snow, even at 3 pm.

BranchWhitney - Aug 20, 2016 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2016

Great Day Hike  Sucess!

Waited a long time to climb this peak (bighorn sheep restriction) BTW, only saw a bighorn once in 40+ trips to the Sierra.
Anyway, this is a great peak: Scenic, fun climbs, and can easily be done as a day-hike.


jdmorehouse - Jun 19, 2015 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015

Both Summits  Sucess!

Solo day hike from Onion Valley. I climbed the crest of the ridge once above the chock stone, first summiting a pinnacle nearly the same height as Dragon itself, then traversed over to Dragon. Rain again on the descent, but I made it to the lake at 11,360' first before it came down in earnest.


mengbo - Jul 20, 2014 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

from Onion Valley  Sucess!

Day hiked this peak with Jean and Eddie. Terry did not make it and patiently waited for us at elevation 12200 ft.

Eddie may lost a few stoppers on the route, probably around final saddle area. Please contact me if you get them by chance. Thank you in advance!


BobD3 - Feb 11, 2014 2:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

From Onion Valley  Sucess!

Quite a climb. That upper slab/crack traverse is amazing.


irrationalist - Jan 31, 2014 11:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

CLMRG Mountaineering 101 Climb  Sucess!

Did this as part of the class. I choose of course the 'hard' trip out of the 3 offered for the day class. The climb ends with a memorable exposed class 3. Went on to Gould afterward.


thexcat - Aug 8, 2011 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

South slopes  Sucess!

Dayhiked from Onion Valley with Tang. Routefinding slowed us down a bit. Airy scramble up high.


hightinerary - Jul 15, 2011 10:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Ledge of Darkness  Sucess!

I climbed it in July 2008 along with Mt. Gould, and in August 2009 as a destination unto itself. Fun!


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

From Golden Trout Lakes  Sucess!

A very fun ridge scramble! The final face traverse is airy!

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Oct 8, 2010 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Traverse from Gould  Sucess!

Wanted to dayhike East Vidette but the weather was unstable with rain already in the morning. Climbed Gould instead and continued on to Dragon. Tried Kearsarge Peak as well but got turned back below Lilley Pass by thunder and strong rain.


96avs01 - Sep 26, 2010 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2010

Loop with Gould  Sucess!

Really enjoyed the finish traverse!


dshoshone - Sep 6, 2010 11:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Dragon Gould Loop  Sucess!

Fun peak,very airy ...traversed to Gould also


mhengst - Aug 31, 2010 10:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

Dragon to Gould traverse loop  Sucess!

Led a Sierra Club group up from the lake to the east and across to Gould. Cold and windy but I loved the last bit before the summit.


Bill562 - Aug 30, 2010 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

From Golden Trout Lakes  Sucess!

Part of Sierra Club outing


Daria - Aug 16, 2010 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

sweet climb!  Sucess!

Solid holds, and fun traverse.


liferequiresair - Jun 3, 2010 10:37 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

South East Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb on a beautiful day. Much more snow in the Sierra than I expected. That summit block is great fun.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 12:01 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

That crack...  Sucess!

I'm not ashamed to admit, it made me cry. I need to go back and not cry. "nuf said.


cdewhurst - Oct 15, 2009 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2009

cdewhurst  Sucess!

CAB and I took a few different routes to the top which made for some interesting climbing. Was a ton of fun and different from most of the other climbs I have done. A little out of shape on this one so cross to Gould took much longer then it should have.

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