Route Climbed: East Gully Date Climbed: August 1966
Sharkstooth is probably the most difficult of the named summits in Rocky Mountain National Park, comparing all by the easiest route. The other summit that comes close is Haydens Spire. There are, of course, several summits that have climbers names, such as the "Petit Grepon", that are more difficult than Sharkstooth.
We were shooting for the Direct North Face but ended up on some chossy, run out, slabby mess of a climb. I doubt it is even a route. Regardless, we watched the Petit get smaller and smaller. The climb was a tad dangerous but the crux of the day proved to be missing the shuttle on the way out. Hiking the road back to the shuttle lot after a day like that totally sucked.
Route Climbed: East Gully (5.4) Date Climbed: Summer, 1996
I was working on RMNP trail crew for the summer, and we spent a week below Andrews Glacier (?) fixing up the trail. One afternoon we quit working a bit early and scrambled over to the Sharkstooth. Three of us simul-soloed up the East Gully and then rappelled the route.