The Sharkstooth Climber's Log

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McCannster - Aug 13, 2018 7:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2018

NE Ridge   Sucess!

Party of 3 w Brian and Angela. Fun casual day in the mountains. 9 hours car to car at a comfy pace. Fun, easy climb.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 20, 2017 6:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2017

East gully  Sucess!

After being rained out 3 weeks ago, we had great weather this time. We just did the East Gully (essentially the descent route). There wasn't as much loose rock as I was expecting - at least on the ascent. On the descent, one party in particular seemed to have us in their cross-hairs, though. The climbing was easy and fun, but we were confused by various descriptions of the pitches. Still, a rewarding day.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Jun 24, 2015 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

NE Ridge  Sucess!

I really enjoyed this one. The rock is unbelievably solid and the it maintains a fairly consistent level of difficulty. Climbed with my friend Philippe before he moves back to the east coast.


wmolland - Sep 10, 2013 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2013

NE Ridge + West Gully  Sucess!

Did both routes this summer. Both are pretty fun and the summit is awesome. The Gash is much easier early in the season when there is firm snow.


grabbs146 - Jul 22, 2013 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

northeast ridge  Sucess!

great alpine route. I may want to do this one again.


smudge - Jun 13, 2013 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Finally  Sucess!

Been wanting to do this peak for a long while. My trad skills have fallen way off so one of my good friends (Bob Chase - CMS guide) led me and another friend up. Great climb, great summit! Incredible day!

Brian C

Brian C - Jul 19, 2012 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012

Ridge  Sucess!

Fun day on the NE Ridge. Climbed with James and other than a brief off-route venture through some 5.8 terrain it was smooth sailing.


MattK - Nov 29, 2011 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Really, really fun day. Perfect weather.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2011

Fave of the Summit so far  Sucess!

Great climbing on a route that could be protected with just stoppers all the way up.


JonW - Aug 2, 2011 10:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Beautiful  Sucess!

Absolutely beautiful. Climbed the Northeast Ridge. The peak was awesome and the setting was perfect.


thatnissanguy - Jul 27, 2011 1:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Spring Conditions on the North East Ridge  Sucess!

The NE Ridge was a fantastic climb and my first experience on a multi pitch alpine route. Bravo!

MattGreene - Dec 24, 2010 8:13 pm

Awesome climb!  Sucess!

Early July 2010 - What a striking peak! Did the NE Ridge, and paired up with a couple of other friendly climbers to speed up the descent rappels. I'd love to go back and try another route.


heather14 - Jul 26, 2010 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

3 Route Sampler  Sucess!

Climbed with Jamie. I think he describes our "route" well. I highly do not recommend the east face route...way too many loose rocks. Bivouac Buttress just might be a worthy route.
It was a rare rain-free blue-sky-all-day July day in RMNP. You've gotta love those days when you're lucky enough to have them.


shanahan96 - Jul 26, 2010 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

east face meanderings  Sucess!

climbed all over the east face(the infamous princo-pore variation) w/heather after passing the NE ridge start during the approach.

despite that oversight, we had an enjoyable day climbing the east face along with short sections of bivouac buttress and the northeast ridge. the numerous loose rocks on the face were more than we bargained for as heather spent too much time dodging missiles knocked loose by our rope on the first 2 pitches. above that, things were much smoother....thank goodness

once the dust settled, everything added up to another terrific RMNP alpine climb. now we all need to do is climb the northeast ridge on a return trip!


Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jul 21, 2010 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

NE Ridge  Sucess!



jef80 - Sep 27, 2009 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Pretty fun climb for my first visit to RMNP. Can't wait to get back.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 7, 2009 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Soloed the last of 5 pitches.


dswink - Sep 1, 2009 12:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Nice hike in followed by a boulder scramble and slipping across some hard snow slopes. The rock climbing was fun and easy. We had a rare RMNP day with no rain or clouds.


chrisferro - Nov 11, 2007 11:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2004

Summer 2004  Sucess!

Dave Crowther and I did the Northeast Buttress (or Ridge, whatever you want to call it). The road was closed due to construction, but the busses were running. We took the first bus of the day at 5am or so to the trailhead. The hike in was beautiful, but you have to pay attention at one point right after you cross a creek because the trail isn't visible on the slabby rocks. That's close to the end where you break right to go the Shark's Tooth as opposed to going straight to get to the Petit Grepon. Once you get up into the valley where you can see the Shark's Tooth, the apporach goes up the grassy ledges to the right. We went left (wrong and scary). The route itself is 6 pitches, but 2 of them are half length because of a drop that would give you terrible rope drag. The first pitch is easy, but then the next pitch has 2 distinct cruxes with sustained climbing throughout. The third pitch is a little easier to a huge ledge. Fourth goes up to a little notch where you have to stop because of rope drag. The 5th goes up a full pitch with huge exposure. Then the 6th is a short pitch that takes you to the top. The summit is plenty big. The rap station is down to the left (looking from where you came up), and there are 2 or 3 raps down to where you can scramble down into the gully behind the Petit Grepon, then down the gully to where you started. Don't leave any food in your packs, because the marmots or pikas or whatever they were will tear your pack apart (we climbed with one pack and left one pack at the bottom, which was torn into). A great climb - never too hard but those cruxes make you think.


jennakate - Jul 19, 2006 2:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful day for my first lead ever! A marmot got into our packs, but the incredible climb made up for it!

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