Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Climbing The Dragon's Tail

Looking down on the "Sketchy Spot", where you first break the treeline climbing Mt. Sacajawea via the Dragon's Tail route. This is at the top of a 25 foot dihedral in loose feathery limestone that you must free climb. After which you must balance or scoot across a 6 foot knife edge with 200 feet of exposure on one side, and several hundred on the other. It's one of those places in the wilderness that reminds you of your own mortality, and the fact that it is peering over your shoulder watching every move you make.

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