Pretty Pinnacles Goats and Painfully Rocky Slopes
Good day trip out of the upper lakes camp area. Moved up and across the glacier and up to the top. Great views of the area and distant peaks.
Long day! Took almost as long getting down as getting up. Scramble was not bad at all past the glacier. In fact it was barely Class 2 until the very top 5 feet. The true summit has a lot of exposure. There is nothing more impressive than standing on top looking 3400 feet down at Colchuck Lake which appears directly below you.
Camped overnight at Aasgard Pass and watched the sunset and moonrise. Summited in the morning but thick cloud cover obscured the views.
The glacier can be a bit steeper if you hang toward the left side. We were camped at Little A above Crystal Lake, and spent the morning hiking over to the Prussik Peak area before heading up Dragontail. This allowed the glacier to soften a bit for some nice steps.