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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
Type: Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Marlin Thorman on May 2, 2013
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Description

Owl Dihedral runs up a prominent dihedral on the left end of Dragons Back's west face. It is normally done in 2 pitches, however you could combine them for 1 long pitch.

Pitch 1 - 5.8
Follow a large dihedral up to a tree on a ledge about halfway up.

Pitch 2 - 5.8
Continue following the crack system up the face to the top.

To descend there are bolts to rappel from at the top of Owl Dihedral. Don't miss the 2nd set of bolts in the middle of the face between pitches 1 and 2 of Owl Dihedral if you only have a single 60m rope.

Location

From the base Proboscis or Power Pusher continue to follow ledges up and north towards the far end of Dragon's Back. This climb starts in the prominent dihedral on the left end of the west face.

Protection

Gear to 3 inches. There is a bolted belay station between pitches 1 and 2.

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Matt Wenger
Bozeman
  5.8+
Matt Wenger   Bozeman
  5.8+
Awesome route. Old school 5.8 (as in = hard). I found it harder than Devils Towr 5.9! Apr 19, 2017
Bryan Gartland
Helena, MT
 
Bryan Gartland   Helena, MT
 
Quality, worthwhile route should Proboscis have traffic.

Steep too. Nov 24, 2015
Marlin Thorman
Spokane, WA
 
Marlin Thorman   Spokane, WA
 
I felt that the 5.8 grade for this climb from "Rock Climbing Montana" was sandbagged. Maybe it was because I hadn't done a lot of stemming before this climb, but personally I felt like Proboscis was an easier lead. May 2, 2013