Type: Trad, 160 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: bradley white on Aug 21, 2015
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Rockfall danger higher than usual on Glacier Point Apron Details
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

This is a killer route but seriously a deadly pendulum fall happened. Maybe the risk has been eliminated by retro bolting? Lower crux very polished face and friction and upper half has seems impossible set of off balanced mantle cruxes to the belay bolts. I did this in 1986. Then 1/4" bolts and got it on sight. Rock slide happened destroyed bolts and its been retro bolted.

Location

Cliff base directly below Mr. Natural.

Protection

mostly bolted and light rack. 50 just makes it and 60 rope better. It was originally done in 2 pitches.

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Clint Cummins
Palo Alto, CA
Clint Cummins   Palo Alto, CA
The 1999-06-13 rockfall down Punch Bowl, which killed Peter Terbush - probably erased some bolts on Punch Bowl climbs, but did not damage any bolts on Green Dragon.
The original 1/4" bolts on Green Dragon were replaced with 3/8" stainless in 2009 by Roger Brown. No bolts were added. Oct 24, 2016
phylp
Upland
 
phylp   Upland
 
I've followed this route and also led it a twice. One of the times I led it, I did take a fall on the first pitch (right after feeling a very distinct snap in my heel) and later developed a very nasty bruise on my hip/butt. But the pain of that impact was over-ridden by the pain in my foot - a chip had snapped off my end of my talus bone, and that injury kept me on crutches for a while. Dec 3, 2017
Kevin Mokracek
Burbank
 
Kevin Mokracek   Burbank
 
Green Dragons was one of the first routes i climbed on the apron back in 1984. I recall it being a very challenging route but lots of fun. Feb 7, 2018