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The Dragon's Tail

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The Dragon's Tail Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.72317, -109.30131 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Dragon's Tail is a 200 foot tall tower located on the northeast side of The Kingfisher. This tower is also known as "The Queen Fisher."

Getting There 

The approach to the east side of Dragon Tail is ~1.2 miles long. Follow the Fisher Tower Trail as it winds around Doc Rock and Ancient Art.

Leave the Fisher Tower trail and climb up the Ancient Art trail. Depart the Ancient Art trail and follow a trail to the base of the NE Ridge on the Kingfisher.

The route starts in a chimney 40 feet right of the Colorado Northeast Ridge on The Kingfisher.

Climbing Season

For the Fisher Towers area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For The Dragon's Tail

Southeast Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b C1  Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Dragon's Tail
Despite a recent bolting controversy, this route makes for a great intro to aid climbing and starting aid solo. Start in a chimney 40 feet right of the Colorado Northeast Ridge on The Kingfisher. P1 - Follow a bolt ladder in the chimney to the saddle between The Kingfisher and The Dragon's Tail. Some C1 placements or free climbing will be required about 3/4 of the way up to the saddle. 100 feet, 5.6 C1. Word on the street is this pitch frees around 5.10+.P2 - Walk northeast on the narrow ri...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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