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[TR] Little Switzerland - Dragon Spine Traverse (Attempt) 7/20/2015

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Trip: Little Switzerland - Dragon Spine Traverse (Attempt)

 

Date: 7/20/2015

 

Trip Report:

Just got back from our trip to the Pika Glacier, Alaska Range. Our main objective, a complete traverse of the Dragon Spine, was cut short due to poor weather, but our consolation was an ~850ft new route on the Dragon's Stool that gained the ridge proper.

 

In total we climbed 2,300' over 20 hours into a nearly 4,700' long ridge traverse.

 

Keeping with the Lord of The Rings theme on the spine, we named our route "Second Breakfast" (Grade III, 5.9 R, 850'), which we then linked into the route "Two Towers" (Grade IV, 5.10+, 3,000') put up by our friends Zach Clanton and James Gustafson.

 

A wild ride in the sky!

 

Thanks to The American Alpine Club Mountaineering Fellowship Grant, Heather's Choice, VOKE TAB, Evolv, and Sheldon Air Service or the support!

 

Read more here!: The Simple Joy of Moving

 

Gear Notes:

Double set of cams, extra tat, a whole lotta nuts (both kinds...)

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I'd encourage you to post your full TR here, rather than just provide a link to your blog. Time has shown this site to outlast individual's websites, and serve well as a lasting record of first ascents. You've made a fine effort and a wonderful achievement, it would be a bummer to have it be nothing more than a dead link and a one line notice in an old issue of the AAJ three years hence.

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