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Dragon's Breath TR 
Dragon's Butt TR 
Dragon's Fins TR 
Dragon's Rib TR 
Dragon's Spine TR 
Dragon's Throat TR 
Flightless TR 
other Butt TR 
other Spine TR 
Smelling the Smoke TR 

Dragon's Butt 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]
FA: Ken Roberts
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Submitted By: kenr on Jul 25, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Giving Tree + Dragon left from SSW R. Every Which ...

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).

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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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Rock Climbing Photo: Giving Tree + Dragon from SW overview of routes: L...
BETA PHOTO: Giving Tree + Dragon from SW overview of routes: L...

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