Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest 2010
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on May 24, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

One of the more common uses of the phrase "chase the dragon" eludes to the pursuit of an ever elusive, ultimate high. For most, this overhanging arête will leave you with an altered state of mind and if successful, a renewed love of the chase.

This line climbs the sweeping, angular prow two routes left of New River though it shares start with New River and Metro Line. Climb a rampy weakness past three bolts, then start moving left to a good shake at the base of the steep arête. A few big pulls between perfect jugs sets you up for a series of boulder problems that incorporates both sides of the arête and seem to get harder as you climb. A redpoint crux at the roof and clipping the anchors is a final whipping of the dragon's tail! Perhaps a hard onsight for the grade.

Unfortunately this line has been shedding holds on the left side of the arête at the first crux before the big pocket.

Location

Shares first three bolts of Metro Line, then breaks left to the arête.

Protection

9 Bolts

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