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Routes in 3. Dragon

Dragon's Breath TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Dragon's Butt TR 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Dragon's Fins TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Dragon's Rib TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dragon's Spine TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Dragon's Throat TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Flightless TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Smelling the Smoke TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
other Butt TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
other Spine TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: TR, 80 ft
FA: Ken Roberts
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Shared By: kenr on Jul 25, 2016
Admins: SMarsh

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Description

Lots of interesting moves first on diagonal crack, then on slabs.

Gentle up left side of rounded ridge / rib, following obvious shallow crack. When reach a horizontal crack leading right, exit the crack to get up onto the crest of the ridge. (or could go higher before exiting the crack: more difficult).

Next traverse right on grass - dirt - rocks for ten feet of so. Then up the slab rock on left side of obvious wide crack/gully in the Dragon's head (see on this Routes photo).

warning: Loose rock is still a concern here. Belayer or other members of party should not stand anywhere near underneath the climber.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2016. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).

Location

Left side of the rib / arete which forms the left (west) boundary of the Dragon wall slab. Just Right of a large tall healthy tree (the Giving Tree).

--> See on this routes Photo

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Protection

To set up Top-Rope, see Description of Dragon area.
Requires directional Trad protection on Top-Rope to prevent dangerous side-swing if climber falls.

Protection for Trad leading is unknown and likely inadequate.

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