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Routes in Dragon's Back

Como Te LLamas T A3
Owl Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Power Pusher T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Proboscis T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tat Tvam Asi T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Elevation: 5,521 ft
GPS: 45.913, -112.328 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Ian Cavanaugh on Jan 16, 2011
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Description

This is large piece of granite near the summit of Homestake Pass. The Dragon's Back is located in a canyon on the north side of the highway and can be seen from the road. This area contains many classic routes including several multi-pitch routes. Also near the Dragon's Back is the Scarecase Cliff and Wheat Thin Area and Little Fire Canyon.

Getting There

The Dragons back should only be reached from the west bound lane of the interstate. the best way to reach it is to park before the big corner on the westbound lane in the large dirt pullout close to where the Dragon's back is visible near mile marker 238. From here head west till pass a talus field into some tree. From here a trail down should be visible. This will lead down and to the base of the West face. From the creek, Little Fire canyon is to you left up stream. Scarecase Cliffs will be down stream to you right. The Wheat Thins area is also visible from the interstate and also to you right on the opposite side of the Scarecase cliffs. It can also be reached easily by walking east from the car until another large talus field is visible. Head straight down, past a creek with a small water fall and you will walk straight to the cliffs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dragon's Back

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Owl Dihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Proboscis
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Power Pusher
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Owl Dihedral 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Proboscis 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Power Pusher 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
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