Dragon Peak Climber's Log

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cab - Oct 13, 2009 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2009

South Chute  Sucess!

Climbed from Onion Valley with cdewhurst. Relatively easy, solid, low-angle climb from the unnamed lakes up to the ridge. The ridge traverse over to the summit was a lot of fun. Missed the ledge near the summit on the way up and ended up climbing a little bit to the left of where it was. Awesome views from the top! Weather was pretty cold (low-mid 40's) but great for climbing. Went across the ridge to Mt. Gould afterwards.


tonyo - Aug 30, 2009 10:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Fun Day  Sucess!

Fun climb with Bill and John.


derbilly - Aug 22, 2009 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Challenge day 9  Sucess!

Fun, relatively easy day with fun class 3. Continued on to Gould. It was nice to be able to sleep in a little after the long Deerhorn hike the previous day.


mdostby - Jul 28, 2009 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2009


Long day. Left my house at 3 am drove to Onion Valley and started hiking by 7:30. Tons of talus and boulder hopping above the unnamed lakes up to the South Chute. Climbed up the chute and wasn't comfortable so came down the chute. Then weaved my way up the class 2/3 rock to the South Ridge then up from there. Spicy moves near the summit. Rained a bit on then way down, just enough to get things wet.

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - Jul 20, 2009 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

South Ridge  Sucess!

South Ridge with Harish and Kimberly. An early afternoon thunderstorm chased us from the summit. Instead of downclimbing the now wet and lightening-exposed ridge we descended into a chute which basically cliffed out beneath a chimney. We climbed back up a bit and descended the next gulley over.


seano - Jun 10, 2009 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2009

From Golden Trout Lakes  Sucess!

A fun scramble with great views. The snow saved much scree slogging.


steve_hiebert - Nov 21, 2008 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2001

Day Climb from Onion Valley  Sucess!

My good buddy Demetri and I climbed this in springtime with the bulk of the approach being on snow. Lots of fun. The traverse on the ledge is pretty cool.


ridgeline - Oct 3, 2008 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

South Col

Dayhike with a big group, lotsa laughs, crack to the summit was fun.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Aug 26, 2008 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Happy times!  Sucess!

Climbed with bighornmonkey, Fins129 and Mal to the summit. I was so proud of Fins and Mal...it was their first time doing this Sierra scrambling stuff and it was great to see the excitement on their faces!


dpsiebert - Aug 21, 2008 6:52 am

South Chute  Sucess!

We roped up for the traverse. Really fun scrambling.


Fins129 - Aug 18, 2008 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

First  Sucess!

First sierra peak. Climbed with bighornmonkey. Awesome hike, especially the ledge at the top.


bighornmonkey - Aug 18, 2008 12:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Fun climb  Sucess!

Backpacked to one of the Golden Trout Lakes and spent the night there (11,200'). Summited the next day with 3 other friends...An altitude record for Mal, and a first class 3 for Dan.


rhyang - Aug 3, 2008 10:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

South (east ?) chute  Sucess!

Not sure if I was on the S or SE chute route, but there was sand, scrambling, and fun. Enjoyed the part near the top a great deal :)

Beautiful day, traversed to Gould. Dayhiked from Onion Valley.


MtnLdr - Jul 29, 2008 11:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Screwed Up!

I had been really fortunate with my navigation skills for some time until this weekend. Got fixated on the peak just north of Dragon, and ended up climbing the wrong chute. Not a big deal, but the whole weekend had been marked by early afternoon thunderstorms, and by the time I realized my mistake it was too late, and the party agreed that we didn't want to be caught up on the ridge, exposed, in foul weather. HUGE learning experience.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 28, 2008 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2008

South Ridge  Sucess!

5 hours roundtrip.


tonyo - Jul 7, 2008 11:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

South Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Matthew and Craig (Craig's first class 3 peak). Lots of fun scrambling makes the slog from the lakes worth it. Fun glissade down, though, in perfect snow!


soslaw - Nov 5, 2007 11:25 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

South East Ridge  Sucess!

Great 3rd class from the crest to the summit. Summit is not in view for most of the route which resulted in a couple pinnacles being climbed. The 20 foot traverse just below the summit looks more difficult than it is. I may have been the last summit for the season.


bearbnz - Sep 19, 2007 11:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007

Traverse from Gould  Sucess!

Very cool 3rd class at the top made the rest of the trudge worthwhile.


ScottyS - Sep 14, 2007 1:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007

Traverse from Gould  Sucess!

A great peak with an annoying decent trail....

Dave S

Dave S - Jun 21, 2007 2:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

South Chute  Sucess!

Quick solo adventure. Fun and exposed climbing along the ridge to the summit!

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