Dragontail Peak, Washington

Prominence: 1760 ft, 536 m

Elevation: 8840+ feet, 2694+ meters

Approx. Isolation: 3.11 mi, 5 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 8840 - 8880 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 8845 ft / 2695 m
    (Range 8845 - 8885 ft)
SubpeaksDragontail Peak-Southeast Peak (8760 ft/2670 m)
Dragontail Peak-Northeast Peak (8520 ft/2597 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 28' 44'' N; 120° 49' 59'' W
47.478944, -120.833163 (Dec Deg)
663254E 5260665N Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionChelan

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Lists that contain Dragontail Peak:
     Wenatchee Mountains "Back Court" Top 100 (Rank #2)
     Mountaineers Cascade Classic Peak Pin (Rank #17)
     Washington State Top 100 Peaks (Rank #29)
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #20)
     Washington Bulger List (Rank #26)
     Washington State Top 200 Peaks (Rank #29)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 1 (Beckey)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1996-09-22 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2005-08-01 by Eric J. Johnson
     2009-06-14 by Greg Chappell (Unsuccessful)
     2011-08-27 by Bri Wilson
     2011-09-17 by Noel Howe
     2011-09-17 by Sean Albert
     2012-05-26 by Carry Porter (Unsuccessful)
     2012-07-08 by Rob Busack
     2013-06-09 by Jason Curtis
     2013-10-19 by Chris Gemmill
     2014-04-26 by Stacia Glenn
     2014-06-08 by Julie Myer
     2014-07-12 by Chris Civarra (GPS Track)
     2014-09-12 by Jeffrey Wright
     2014-09-12 by Priti Wright
     2015-02-22 by Priti Wright
     2015-03-01 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2015-03-08 by Andrew Fabian
     2015-04-26 by Evan Battaglia
     2016-05-30 by Kristian Kalsing (GPS Track)
     2016-06-05 by Joanne Najdzin (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2016-08-14 by Sam Wilson
     2016-08-17 by Jeremy Benezra (Unsuccessful)
     2016-09-15 by Outside & Stuff

View ascents of peak by registered members (259 total)

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Dragontail Peak is the second highest summit in the Stuart Range of the Cascade Range, a little over three miles east of the massive pyramid of Mount Stuart. Quite a bit lower than Stuart, Dragontail can be climbed in a day via Colchuck Lake and Aasgard Pass with nothing more than relatively easy scrambling, but for most that would be a long day. The peak anchors the east end of the scenic and popular Enchantments, a spectacular plateau of lakes and rock formations.

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Descending steep snow from Pandora's Box before traversing to the summit (2016-05-30). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1760 ft/536 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1840 ft/560 m
  Line Parent: Mount Stuart-False Summit
  Key Col: 7080 ft/2158 m
Isolation3.11 mi/5 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Stuart-False Summit  (W)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Wenatchee Mountains
Range6: Stuart Range
Drainage BasinsWenatchee
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Topo MapEnchantment Lakes O47120d7 1:24,000
Route #1 Scramble: NW Slopes
Trailhead: Stuart Lake Trailhead (Dirt Road) 3400 ft/1036 m
Vertical Gain: 5440 ft/1658 m
Distance (one way): 7 mi/11.27 km
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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