Excellent climb with brenta. Route finding was a bit tricky at the bottom and we did two and a half odd, meandering pitches before finding the true ridge proper. We got rained on a bit during the rappel but otherwise had a great time.
We started at in the dark and ended in the dark. A long rewarding day highlighted by a rewarding climb on Sharkstooth with friends.
This is the 5-pitch 5.6 route described in various guidebooks. One of the best outings in RMNP, in my opinion.
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.
Nice climbing but way too windy and cold for what we were wearing. Bailed.
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.
Not quite sure of the route Nanda and I did. Something more or less 50 meter to the right of the NE Ridge. I wouldn't recommend it.
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.