The Dragtooth lies approximately 1/2 mile NW of the more famous Matterhorn Peak along the Sawtooth Ridge of Northern Yosemite. R.J. Secor calls the North Buttress (aka the Dragrace aka the Dragway) "one of the classic climbs in the High Sierra."
From Mono Village at the west edge of Twin Lakes, hike south along the Horse Creek trail up switchbacks past Horsetail Falls as for Matterhorn Peak. Veer SW at the prominent Horse Creek Tower, crossing a snowfield to the base of Dragtooth. Allow 4 hours for the approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dragtooth:
North Buttress (aka the Dragrace aka the Dragway) 5.10 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 700 feet, Grade III
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North Buttress (aka the Dragrace aka the Dragway) 5.10 CA : High Sierra : Dragtooth
"One of the classic climbs in the High Sierra, this route deserves more traffic," writes R.J. Secor of the North Buttress of Dragtooth.The route ascends a striking left-facing dihedral that is visible from afar. Scramble up a snowfield/glacier and crumbly rock to gain a ledge with a 2-piton anchor. Rope up beneath a chimney at the bottom of the buttress. Climb the chimney (5.7) and continue straight up the face for a full rope length to belay. Traverse right on loose rock (past ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA