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Backbone Ridge of Dragontail - 5.9

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Nuts and cams up to 3 inches, plus several large pieces (the offwidth crack gets 6 inches wide if yo
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The climb is long and starts out with a 5.9 offwidth on the 3rd pitch. There are many pitches of 5.7- 5.9, including some unprotected face climbing. The route is not often climbed, which means that there is lichen on some of the pitches. However, this can be a benefit for routefinding as the places where the lichen is gone represent the path of travel.

Submitted by: hollyclimber on 2002-08-09
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Route ID: 20438

2 Ascents Recorded

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: backwoods on 2006-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Excellent and exciting route. My first alpine rock climb. I seconded the route, led by Eric. Difficult routefinding and some loose stuff in the simo pitches, but fun. You do need 6 inch pro for offwidth pitch(s). Technical pitches are clean and offer decent protection. Bring doubles up to 2 inches. Prepare for the commitment, a grade 4+.

Witnessed by: Eric (Ivan) L.
Added: 2006-07-19

Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: hollyclimber on 2002-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

We did the route in a one day push from the car (18.5 hours). It was a long grueling day. Several of the pitches were fun and of high quality. Many of the pitches have loose rock and/or are less then stellar.

Witnessed by: T. Dancs
Added: 2002-07-14