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North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Dragontail, Northwest Face

Dragontail, Northwest Face. In early April John Wasson and I climbed a route on Dragontail to the right of Serpentine ArĂȘte. We started the climb on a thin ice smear, and the next four pitches were on good ice leading up to a big snowfield. At the top of the snowfield we climbed a hard mixed pitch, then up and left to meet Serpentine two mixed pitches from the top. We spent the night on the summit. Grade IV.

Tim Wilson