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Dragon's Arete 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Hendrixson on Apr 21, 2009

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Beckoning to be climbed on the way to Jailhouse, this route contains a crack, huge flake, and even a few gym-like jugs. While nothing broke for me a fair amount of the rock sounded hollow.

Lacking the FA details I selected a name that seemed appropriate -- please provide corrections. This route is not "Dragon's Butt".


Mixed route on the obvious lime-green-lichen-covered arete that is encountered on the approach to Jailhouse. Directly right of "Dragon's Back".


2 Bolts, Standard Trad Rack, and Chain Anchors

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By ryan dillon
From: Tucson, AZ.
Apr 23, 2009

Think this route is dragons butt
From: tucson, az
May 4, 2012

Isn't Dragons Butt on the far left of Dragons back? There is a climb there that is really short. This climb is to the right of Dragons Back and is mostly bolted with anchors. Added Mussy hooks.
By Nick Henscheid
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 5, 2015

I thought this was a lot of fun! IMHO it's the best moderate at prison camp. Good gear, some interesting movement, and great rock quality. The 2 bolts make it more palatable to the less experienced trad leader.

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