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

Russell Peak South Shoulder

The south shoulder is one of the more difficult faces of Russell peak, because even though there are more options, there are also a lot more dangers. There are tight couliors, cliffs, and lots of exposure if the snow is not right.  Depending upon the conditions, these lines can be completely filled in, or very exposed.  They heat up pretty quick due to the sun in the spring, so you want to be careful up there.  If you want to ski the south shoulder and you need an escape route, look south to Oatmeal Bowl for other options.

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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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