Dragontail Peak Climber's Log

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Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Aug 2, 2008 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

From Little Annapurna  Sucess!

Awesome mountain! Climbed after traversing over from Little Annapurna. Awesome descent down the main face.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Jul 22, 2008 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

Serpentine Ridge (IV 5.8)  Sucess!

Hiked in and found a nice campsite close to the small lake (and toilet). Minimal snow on the approach the next morning. The crux pitches were really good (and fairly challenging) and the rest of the route was fun low fifth-class with some harder steps. I didn't find the rock to be that loose and, in fact, thought it was quite solid. The summit was really nice with a comfortable sitting pad and great views of Rainier, Stuart, and Colchuck. We could also see Glacier and a hazy Adams. The descent from Aasgard Pass was long. Spent a second night by the lake and hiked out the next morning.

laurel

laurel - Jul 22, 2008 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

First peak in the Enchantments

From Aasgard on Day 2 of a 4 day Enchantments trip. Visited Witches Tower and Little Annapurna on the way back to camp

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Jun 6, 2008 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008

Route Climbed: West Ridge/Colchuck Col  Sucess!

Went up Colchuck Glacier. Had very limited visibility. Combined with Colchuck, Witches Tower, Little Annapurna, and McClellan all in the same day. Started from Colchuck trailhead.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - May 8, 2008 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

A fairly simple climb with wonderful views.Camped 2 nights at Colchuck lake.Nice:)

YEM

YEM - Aug 20, 2007 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2007

Aasgard Pass/Snow Creek Glacier  Sucess!

Camped at Colchuck Lake. The climb to the pass was icy while the glacier was pure fluff. Great views and a very fun winter/spring climb.

Rice Climber

Rice Climber - Jul 24, 2007 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Easy climb up Snow Creek Glacier and short class 2 to the peak from Aasgard Pass. Awesome weather.

Dave S

Dave S - Jul 6, 2007 1:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Serpentine Ridge  Sucess!

Yes, it has some loose rock, but a great climb! We lucked out with some amazing views from the summit, seeing from Rainier all the way north to Mt Baker! And of course the views of the Enchantments were definitely amazing!

thundercloud

thundercloud - Jun 8, 2007 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

East Ridge via Aasgard & SCG  Sucess!

Good little romp. Casual 3:45 up from Colchuck Lake, and 1:40 down. Stayed on snow for the most part up to Aasgard, and above that snow was a little mushy. Only about 50 minutes from Agard to summit, and very short amount of time on the actual ridge. Camped at the lake which is melted out and a few camp sites are becoming apparent. Squitoes are also becoming apparent and I can imagine the nightmare in another month or so.

lukic

lukic - Feb 20, 2007 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2007

Not quite walk-up  Sucess!

Started walking up from the enchantments, but the rock was so good I was lured into climbing a 60 ft cliff up to the ridge. I had my rock shoes with me for bouldering, but no rope or partner. It was pretty stupid in retrospect, but the views from the top were amazing.

osatrik

osatrik - Aug 12, 2006 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Dragontail Peak - Snow Creek Glacier & Southeast Ridge scramble  Sucess!

Trip report is at Enchantments Reflections TR

rpc

rpc - Jul 25, 2006 11:11 pm

Serpentine & Backbone  Sucess!

Two car-to-car outings.

Backbone Ridge (July 22, 2006): TR is here

Serpentine Ridge (July 24, 2005):
Shirley and I drove to TH on Saturday evening. Tried to get a nap in the car but that did not work out. Started hiking at 11:30pm - way too early as it turned out. Got to base at 3 & change am at a very relaxed pace (very relaxed as I was a bit sick). Busted out the emergency space blanket as it was chilly. Sat/napped/shivered there till about 6 am. On route by 6:30 am. Crux pitch was nice and views were great but climbing itself overall was disappointing. Loose rock on upper pitches. Got to summit ~2ish pm. Nice summit with perfect weather (sunny & warm). Got a nap in. Easy ( but painful on knees) descent. Hike out. Back in car 8 and change pm. Lotta chilled coffee in L-worth & fast food. A short nap at Snoqualmie Pass somehow extended itself when the alarm failed to function. Back in Portland 3:30am. At work at 9.

supermarmot

supermarmot - Jul 9, 2006 6:38 am

early morning  Sucess!

heard lots of rockfall the previous day... woke up at 5:30 and bagged it before it got hot again.

dicey - Jun 2, 2006 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

South Ridge  Sucess!

Via Aasgard pass. Sunny Day!

rialtosol

rialtosol - Feb 27, 2006 1:06 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

Route Climbed: Aasgard Pass Snow creek glacier  Sucess!

Plan was to climb Dragontail on Sat and then drop down to the Colchuck col and summit Colchuck also. Given the record hot temps we decided to wait and get an early start sunday morning. After summiting about 7:00am we decided to forgo Colchuck until the following day, via the colchuck glacier.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Feb 23, 2006 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2000

Route Climbed: Aasgard Pass/Snow Creek Glacier  Sucess!

One day from car to summit. Luckily, it was a cool day. I would never want to go up Aasgard Pass in hot weather.

setrent - Dec 23, 2005 1:03 am

Route Climbed: Serpentine Arete Date Climbed: 02 August, 2004  Sucess!

Car to car in sixteen hours. The climbing low on the route was enjoyable, the twin cracks pitch outstanding. The upper pitches were loose and demanded concentration. Generally stay more to climber's left to stay out of a loose gully and headwall to the right. Did not need crampons or ice axe for the climb or descent.

ren

ren - Nov 5, 2005 1:15 pm

Route Climbed: Aasgard Pass Date Climbed: May 29, '05  Sucess!

Camped in the snow filled basin and summitted Little Annapurna the day before. Bright sunshine ( I believe record highs). The plan was to summit on the 28th but as we topped Aasgard around 10:00am the snow was already slush so we waited till early next morning and headed up. Fantastic views in an incredible area!

mandrake

mandrake - Aug 1, 2005 4:24 pm

Route Climbed: Aasgard Pass / Snow Creek Glacier Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Group of seven of us made summit about 11am Saturday. Beautiful weather and spectacular views off of the summit. Thanks to 'rpc' for the great beta!

hkutuk

hkutuk - Jun 21, 2005 5:41 pm

Route Climbed: Snow Creek Glacier Date Climbed: June 19, 2005  Sucess!

My intention was to climb DT from Aasgard quickly and be down before the afternoon thunderstorms hit the mountains. I always hear horror stories about hiking to Aasgard pass but there was a decent path from Colchuck lake to the pass so made good time. Snow on the glacier was very soft and some point release debris were visible but it was very straightforward. Finally caught up with a very fast paced climber, Jeff, on the summit. It was still around 10 and he suggested to climb Witches Tower and Little Annapurna. So we first went down the south ridge of DT and off the ridge steep soft snow on to the south side of Witches tower and scrambled up a class-3 route to its cool summit. From there a gentle raising traverse to Little Annapurna. After a well earned lunch break and exchanges of our climb stories back down to the pass and at 5pm arrived at the car. Admired the climbers on the rocks along Icicle road as I drove back to L-worth and eventually made it back to Portland before midnight.



I had a great day in one of the most beatiful places and dedicated this little trip on Father's Day to my dad who passed away a year ago and is missed dearly...

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