Dragon's Tail couloir conditions.


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Tony T. · · Denver, CO · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 45

Hey all,

Just wondering if anyone's been up and skied Dragon's Tail lately, and if so, what the conditions are like.  Debating going this weekend, and trying to decide between hiking up Flattop and downclimbing into the couloir to ride it, or climbing up it and then stopping to ride wherever.  

Thanks!

James Kersey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 83

I'll be on it tomorrow. People were on it last weekend and reported it was ok. After this week of weather I expect prime conditions for climbing.

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

Just be sure to get up early.  The shedding season is starting!!! 

James Kersey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 83

Skiers last weekend seemed to be dropping in between 9 and 10. Can't help other than that, as I don't ski or board.

I'll be headed up plenty early tomorrow. No worries there ;)

James Kersey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 83

Good freeze last night.

Dragon's Tail was super firm, mostly front-pointing. Topped out at 5:30. Corral looks like it slid some only a couple days ago. Probably not fun for skiers right now, unless alpine moguls are a thing. Dragon's Tooth/Dead Elk was also super firm, mostly front-pointing. Topped out at 8:15. The crux on Tooth isn't too bad right now as there's still quite a bit of snow. Snow on the apron above Emerald seemed to finally be softening up a bit at 10.

Tony T. · · Denver, CO · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 45

Thanks for the input all!  My partner bailed so I took a quick solo up Atlantic today instead.  Mayflower gulch is super soft right now after 10am, so skiers delight and climbers post-hole hell.  I didn't bring my snowboard but it was still fun. 

Maybe Dragon's Tail next weekend or the week after.

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