Scale the Dragon

2 Stars
 E4 6a

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Start right of Dragon's Route and crimp to the break then climb powerfully up the shallow groove in the centre of the wall, passing good gear in the break with difficulty. The best route on the wall, but beware the final moves.
FA. Jim Burton (with peg runners) 1992


I'm not sure that the(cemented in) pegs have been seen for a long time so E5 would be more realistic? Dare you say it but this is virtually always climbed as a toprope problem. Oh yes, the description should say Dragon Route not Dragon's Back
carl - 08/Feb/02

Actually a really good route, the best on the wall. There are no pegs, but the protection in the break is good. Moving onto the top wall is the crux.
nick - 18/Feb/02

A nice E4 6a. Good gear in break - it doesn't need top-roping!
Nik Jennings - 30/Apr/02

Definielty the best on the wall. Really doesn't need top roping, great gear in break and the top wall is always positive. And definitely E4 6a!
Nick - 17/Jul/02

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