Ascent of Dragontail Peak on 2018-08-04
|Date:||Saturday, August 4, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8840 ft / 2694 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClimbed Dragontail and Little Annapurna car-to-car. We climbed the standard route (snowfield and ridge) on Dragontail, followed by a traverse on the back side (side not facing the Enchantment Basin) of Dragontail. We then returned to the Enchantment Core side by getting into a snowfield that can be approached from the saddle before Dragontail's Southeast Peak. The snowfield had some icy patches, so we used crampons to go down. Once we reached the Snow Creek Glacier, it was a straight forward hike on snow towards Little Annapurna. We were also planning on getting McClellan Peak, but the weather forecast showed a chance of thunderstorms starting at 5 pm, so we headed back after summiting Little Annapurna. On the way down, we heard some thunder; but luckily, we were in the Colchuck Lake trail when that happened.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Route:||Standard E Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Colchuck Lake |
|Ascent Part of Trip: Little Annapurna (0 nights total away from roads)|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Honorio Valdes
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