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Dragon's Arete T,S 
Dragon's Back S 
Dragon's Butt T,TR 

Dragon's Butt 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 15'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Pochay, Olson, 93
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Submitted By: Hillary Davis on Jun 20, 2006

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No, that's not a typo. This really is the world's tiniest route. You'll chuckle, but it's not "bad" per se- I've seen a lot worse. The rating is a guess- the guidebook calls it "5.stupid."


Up the slope from Dragon's Back is a Lilliputian route (a boulder problem, really) that can be toproped with some scrambling. It's on the shady, neon-lichen-covered north face.


If you really want to: finger-sized, 1 bolt, chains.

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By Jason Bowman
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 25, 2006

Bolt and chain anchors no longer exist.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Apr 20, 2009

I launched off on this thing with no gear. After reaching the shelf and looking up I decided to pull some up. 3" for the flake which won't protect you from hitting the ledge but might keep you from rolling onto your belayer.

2 bolts, chain anchors and OK. Worth it if you flaked your rope to do Dragons Back. Otherwise.... keep walkin'