Dragon’s Tail Couloir

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Dragon’s Tail Couloir

Submitted By: Y.C. on April 29, 2011

Administrator: Y.C.

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Colorado » Front Range

Apache Peak

Once you reach the ridge you can continue to the summit or head straight down the Couloir.  This is a GREAT line for sneaking in some turns late in the season.  The route faces North and holds snow similar to Lamb Slide Couloir on Long's Peak but without turing to ice.

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E_Poore
Posted on Sep 30, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

Love this route.  It is a nice approach and amazing climbing.  I would recommend it for anyone who is looking for a little more of a challenge.  That being said, it is a serious route so know what you are getting into.  A rope is not a bad idea especially if you have limited snow climbing experience. 

NOTE: There can be a large cornice at the top of the couloir depending on the snow year.  As a result topping out can be tricky.  If you are not able to top out do not try to make it to the very top.  It will be nearly impossible to get into your skis.

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