Dragon Peak, South Chute

  • 07/20/2019
  • 7:00 AM
  • 07/21/2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Onion Valley Trailhead
  • 5

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Join MAA members to climb dramatic Dragon Peak. This Eastern Sierra peak boasts a solid rock scrambling route on the South Chute ending at the scenic 12,995 summit. Participants should be comfortable with exposed Class 3-4 scrambling. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on their MAA profile. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

DETAILS:

  • What's happening: Overnight climb of Dragon Peak, 12,995, via the Class 3-4 South Chute. 3 miles approach, approx. 3,500 elevation gain, off-trail travel, camping. 
  • Where to meet: Onion Valley TH
  • Event Leader: Kevin Koenig
  • Minimum / Maximum: 3/6
  • What to bring: Mountain boots, helmet, stormproof layered clothing, climbing pack, trekking poles, food, water, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, headlamp, stove/fuel, personal items, 10 essentials. Some of this may be group gear. 
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Additional Info: Bear canister required

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Saturday, July 20th - Meet an Onion Valley TH at 9:00 am. Hike i3.5 miles in to camp. Scout route. Dinner, ready for early start.

Day 2: Sunday, July 21st - Alpine start, climb South Chute route to peak. Reverse route to return to and break camp. Return to TH.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.



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