|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 50'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Brian Shon, Robert Flaugher & Tom Weaver - June 3, 2000|
|Submitted By:||Brian Shon on Oct 21, 2007|
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Oct 22, 2007
Yep, a bit "hairy" to mount the Dragon's Head, easy moves (5.5 will cover it) but, absolutely, do not let go until you are safely seated on the Dragon's Pate!
I did this climb a number of years ago, on a dark (if not stormy)afternoon. In the shade the rock was cold, and the grippy-thin holds were hard on my deteriorating knuckles. But it impressed me as it maintained a general level of difficulty all the way up. I remember only one good rest stance, so the ascent gave me a real forearm pump, LOL, just keep moving! A grand view from the top of the Dragon's head!
At the time I first did this climb I was heading into a period of deep physical decline, but back then it felt 5.10-ish to me. I'm actually in better shape now, and I'll try it again to see what sort of difficulty rating I'd give it now.
Great map and photo Brian, great route description,THANKS!