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Dragon Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,995'
Location: 36.78972, -118.37631 View Map  Incorrect?
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Dragon Peak from the first lake on the approach

Description 

This appropriately named peak is the next major one north along the ridge from Mount Gould, has a completely different character, being sharp, jagged and black.

The south eastern side is home to a classic Class 3 route.

Getting There 

From the Onion Valley Parking Loop there's a trail which runs north, up into the Golden Trout Lakes, and Dragon Peak basins, from the parking loop there's a big waterfall, the trail heads up old scree and passes this on the right, then crosses it's top and follows a depression until a meadow is reached, At a junction go right and up to the two lakes in the bowl south east of the peak, the upper lake has camp sites on its southeastern shore.

Climbing Season

For the 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Cedar Grove area.

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Dragon Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dragon Peak:
South Chute   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a     Trad, Alpine   
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Featured Route For Dragon Peak

South Chute 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a  California : High Sierra : ... : Dragon Peak
One of the best Class 3 routes in the Sierra, with a spectacular and intimidating finish.Scramble up the chute, over blocks all the way to its top, then traverse northwards along the rib or slabs until you are stopped by a smooth wall.The smooth wall can be traversed diagonally leftward along a foot ledge to a wide crack, then up this to the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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