RPC's Dragontail Peak - Serpentine Ridge

RPC's Dragontail Peak - Serpentine Ridge

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Shirley & I climbed this car to car in July of 2005 as a "plan B" option...we were aiming for Backbone but I was not feeling all that strong. On the other hand, Shirley was feeling extra good hyped up on some speed-like medication she was prescribed for her poison oak allergic reaction...that and a Redbull or two at the car.


Serpentine RidgeSerpentine Ridge from afar.

 Serpentine RidgeSerpentine Ridge

Serpentine RidgeShirley approaching the start of the route.

Serpentine RidgeLeading pitch 3.

Serpentine RidgeStarting the lead of the crux pitch 4.

Serpentine RidgeLeading the crux 4th pitch.

Serpentine RidgeShirley climbing pitch 4.

Serpentine RidgeShirley nearing the top of pitch 4.

Serpentine RidgeShirley at the belay atop pitch 4 with Colchuck Glacier in background.

Serpentine RidgeLeading the 5th pitch.

Serpentine RidgeSerpentine Ridge.

Serpentine RidgeHigh on Serpentine Ridge with Colchuck Lake below.

Serpentine RidgeViews of Rainier & Colchuck from high on Serpentine.

Serpentine RidgeTypical terrain on Serpentine after the handful of interesting pitches on lower third.

Serpentine RidgeShirley somewhere high on Serpentine Ridge.

The FinViews of the Fin next door from high up on Serpentine.

Serpentine RidgeStill higher on route.

Serpentine RidgeShirley below the summit block.

DragontailShirley & I on the summit of Dragontail.

DragontailHiking off the summit.

DragontailDescending via Dragontail's backside.

Witches TowerView of Witches Tower from the backside hike off.


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