Howick is a town, situated in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The town is at 1050 m/3444 ft above sea level, and at about 88 km/54 mi from the port city of Durban. The city enjoys warm summers and cool dry winters. A snappy chill descends upon Howick when snow falls on the nearby Drakensberg. The town is located on the N3 freeway, connecting it with the rest of South Africa.
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Rock Climbing in Dragontail Peak: East Ridge Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA
Dragontail Peak is the second highest peak, located in the Stuart Range on the Cascade Maountains. Its northwest facade is considered to be one of the finest solid walls in the Cascades. There are several summit towers on the mountain but the highest one stands at 8840 ft/2694 m high.
The best season for this climb is from July to September and the skill level required is grade IV, class 5,11, perfect for advanced rock climbers. It is possible for a climber, to approach and climb the East Ridge in one day, but it is more of an adventure to spend the night over. The climb is on a steep solid rock, broken by only a few couloirs, ledges and cracks and with multiple pitches.
Once you reach the top, the view of the upper Enchantments and the surrounding summits is breathtaking. To descent, you can hike down from the back side. Dragontail Peak climb is an amazing and rewarding experience for rock climbers. You will need a map and a compass, low temperatures camping gear, a 196 ft/60 m rope, slings and an ice axe.
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