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Raoul Duke

[TR] Dragontail - Triple Couloirs 2/5/2012

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Trip: Dragontail - Triple Couloirs


Date: 2/5/2012


Trip Report:

Had a good time and made good time climbing the TCs on Sunday, despite some slightly dry conditions... fun stuff!


The Approach:





The Mountain:



The best part of waking up is... the fear.



1st Couloir:



Bypassing the dry runnels:





2nd Couloir:



2nd Couloir Exit:







3rd Couloir:



The Summit:






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Wow. Talk about no snow. If this keeps up we'll be on the alpine rock early this year.


Nice Work.

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Nice work! I was up at the lake for some terrible skiing. Saw climbers coming out complaining of dry conditions (not you guys), and promising Utah Powder (damn liars). Saw your camp Sunday and briefly saw one of you in the 2nd couloir. Rock on!


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The snow was wind scoured and good for steps.


There was one bouldery move getting onto the snow of the second couloir (the chimney thing pictured above). Felt like, I don't know, 5.9. The rocky bits were never very tricky for very long. We encountered that after rapping from the red slings on the bypass; in retrospect, it might have been better (easier, better gear) to do a traversing pitch upward from that rap station. Seems like that's what Nelson's description says to do anyways...



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