Ascent of Dragontail Peak on 2018-08-04

Climber: Honorio Valdes

Date:Saturday, August 4, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dragontail Peak
    Elevation:8840 ft / 2694 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Standard E Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Colchuck Lake  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Little Annapurna (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Dragontail Peak2018-08-04 
2Little Annapurna2018-08-04 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Honorio Valdes
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