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Crouching Climber Ridden Dragon

5.11c, Sport, 120 ft (36 m),  Avg: 2.3 from 4 votes
FA: Elmo Mecsko
Oregon > Mt Hood Nationa… > Klinger Spring > (7) Gods & Monsters Wall


This 2 pitch route climbs the Dragon looking prow of rock, up the Dragon's belly to his breast, onto it's head, straight out it's snout & across his face.

Pitch 1 (project) 60'
Start with the first couple moves up Belly of the Beast's
crack, then move left and enter the crux. Hard dynamic
moves lead thru the steep overhang.
shared anchors.

Pitch 2 (5.11c) 60' bolts + 1 small cam.
Easy climbing leads up to the Dragons head where hard climbing surmounts the head, pulling over the snout and across the face.


Bolts and 1 small cam for 2nd pitch. 2nd pitch can be access by two other trad routes, Belly of the Beast and Oroboros.

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Reed Fee
White Salmon WA
[Hide Comment] The first pitch is incomplete. I TRed it years ago with Elmo. It's not 5.12 as described. Oct 22, 2014
David J. Thompson
Hood River
[Hide Comment] 1st pitch direct start from below the 1st bolt looks legit. No sneaking in from Belly or Oroborus. Oct 22, 2014
elmo mecsko
Lyle, Washington
[Hide Comment] I promise I wil finish the first pitch next summer! The first pitch will start from directly under the roof & climb thru the roof to access the easier climbing above. I do think that it will be at least 5.12a. Oct 25, 2014