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Date Sunday  6/1/2014
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Dragon's Tail Couloir (LIT)
Start Time 3:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Hutchison
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Rock Climbing
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 3700
Driving Distance 130


The hike is located in Rocky Mountain National Park.

For more info Contact

David W. Hutchison, 301-768-3526


Climb this classic couloir in RMNP. Climb 45 degree snow and fourth class rock above Emerald Lake.


Start at Bear Lake Trailhead. Hike past Nymph and Dream Lakes and around Emerald Lake to the base of the climb. Ascend the Dragon’s Tail Couloir. Continue from the top of the couloir to the summit of Flattop. Traverse south along the ridge to the summits of Hallet and Otis Peaks. Descend to Andrews Pass and down Andrews Glacier to Andrews Tarn. Hike from the tarn down through The Gash and past The Loch and Alberta Falls. Continue past the Glacier Gorge Trailhead and return to the Bear Lake Trailhead.

Bring ice axe, crampons, helmet, and harness. BMS or equivalent experience required.