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Date Sunday  5/5/2019
End Date Sunday  5/5/2019
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Dragons Tail Couloir, RMNP ASC Fort Collins Climb
Start Time 3:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Zach Eiten
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type All Other
Pace Fast
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 2000 ft.
Driving Distance 140 mi.


Dragons Tail Couloir is located on Flat Top Mountain above Emerald Lake in RMNP

For more info Contact

Email or text (303) 990-1833 to register for trip. 


This is a steep couloir that may include a few class 4 or low class 5 moves depending on the snow coverage. You need to be comfortable on steep snow, moderate mixed terrain, and potentially some rock moves.  Depending on coverage, I will most likely be carrying a thin rope and some snow/ rock pro. I would recomend bringing a diaper harness or commercial harness in your pack so if need be we can belay.  Snowshoes or AT skis may be useful depending on the coverage at the time for travel, but the group will remian as one unless accompanied by a leader.  Plan on an early alpine start becasue Dragons Tail is a south facing couloir and is prone to wet slab avalanches. Contact me if you have questions! Mountain Project link for the climb:




This climb will be preferneced to ASC Fort Collins and BMS students first