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Alex789

Dragontail - snow condition

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Hello,

We want to climb Dragontail Backbone Ridge or Serpentine Arete this weekend. Has anybody climbed it recently? I wonder if there is any snow on approach/descend there? TR from 6/20 mention "very short section of hard snow in the morning". Maybe it's all gone now and we don't need ice axes or crampons.

 

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Serpentine can be accessed on rock only. Backbone will likely still require a short section of snow. Descent down the backside has a short boot pack snow traverse to get to the rock slabs. All was still manageable with some stiffer approach shoes to kick steps in. Sliding out of control on the descent snow slopes would end poorly if you went at the wrong spots.

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