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Routes in Dragon Tower

Dragon's Arete T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dragon's Back S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dragon's Butt T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, TR, 15 ft
FA: Pochay, Olson, 93
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Shared By: Hillary Davis on Jun 19, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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No, that's not a typo. This really is the world's tiniest route. You'll chuckle, but it's not "bad" per se- I've seen a lot worse. The rating is a guess- the guidebook calls it "5.stupid."


Up the slope from Dragon's Back is a Lilliputian route (a boulder problem, really) that can be toproped with some scrambling. It's on the shady, neon-lichen-covered north face.


If you really want to: finger-sized, 1 bolt, chains.


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Jason Bowman
Tucson, AZ
Jason Bowman   Tucson, AZ
Bolt and chain anchors no longer exist. Dec 25, 2006
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
I launched off on this thing with no gear. After reaching the shelf and looking up I decided to pull some up. 3" for the flake which won't protect you from hitting the ledge but might keep you from rolling onto your belayer.

2 bolts, chain anchors and OK. Worth it if you flaked your rope to do Dragons Back. Otherwise.... keep walkin' Apr 20, 2009

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