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Dragontail Peak  

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Elevation: 8,840'
Location: 47.4789, -120.83318 View Map  Incorrect?
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Dragontail Peak is located within the Enchantments, off of the Icicle Creek access road. Park at the end of the road and begin hiking on the Mt. Stuart trail, but at around 2.5 miles go left towards Colchuck Lake (there will be a sign at the split in the trail). Continue until you get to Colchuck lake. Dragontail Peak is on the South end of the lake, just right of Asgard Pass.

Getting There 

Drive to Leavenworth Washington, take Icicle Creek road, then turn onto Bridge Creek road, and park at the end of the road at the Mt Stuart trail head.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.8 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dragontail Peak:
Triple Couloirs   WI3 M3 Steep Snow R     Mixed, Ice, Snow, 20 pitches, 2500'   
Gerber-Sink   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3+ M4 Steep Snow     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, 10 pitches, 2000'   
Serpentine Arete   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 13 pitches, 2000'   
Backbone Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 12 pitches, 2000'   
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Gerber-Sink topo and variations.  Yellow = summer/...

Gerber-Sink 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3+ M4 Steep Snow  WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Dragontail Peak
This route, also known as the North Face route, was first climbed in summer when it is mostly a 4th/low 5th route with a couple of 5.7 cruxes. However, in recent years it has become popular as a winter ice/mixed climb. In winter the route is highly conditions dependent and many variations have been climbed. If it goes then it will probably be in the WI3-4 and ~M4 range. Some of the variations could potentially be M5+. If it is in good winter condition then it is an amazing route and not to be mi...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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Dragontail Peak above Colchuck Lake
Dragontail Peak above Colchuck Lake
Dragontail from Colchuck Lk.
Dragontail from Colchuck Lk.
Dragontail Peak.  Backbone ridge is the lower of t...
Dragontail Peak. Backbone ridge is the lower of t...

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