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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
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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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
Jason Bowman
Tucson, AZ
Jason Bowman   Tucson, AZ
Bolt and chain anchors no longer exist. Dec 25, 2006

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