Great day to climb The Tooth. Beautiful weather, surprisingly few people on the route. We decided to take the flakes directly up on the last pitch rather than take the catwalk. There sure is a lot of gear stuck on this mountain...I saw at least 3 cams and a few nuts.
Isn't this EVERYONE's first multi-pitch rock route? Thanks to my friends for taking me up it and giving me confidence in them and in rapelling! First time was with Bob and Sally, Terri P and Chris.
Crossing the talus field is no fun -- do the climb in the early spring!
Great climb! Not a single other person on the route the whole day, thanks to the deceiving overcast sky in seattle.(not a cloud in the sky at the pass). Climbed with Supermarmot, see below. Had to run that last 1.5 miles of the snow lake trail to get back to town in time for EMT class :)
had an excellent time! there were clouds in the valleys (and more importantly, in seattle) so we had the route to ourselves the whole day! i think i even managed a sunburn!
Took the girlfriend up for her first trad and multipitch climb. The route was great and the hardest part was the approach for sure. There were only two downsides to the trip. The first was that there were three people soloing the route which made the girlfriend quite nervous and the second was the we kept being attacked by the state bird of washington, the dreaded giant mosquitoes.
Great climb with TC. Crux was the ankle breaking talus approach. Route was very straightforward but quite enjoyable. Lessons learned:
1. A 60-meter rope WILL (just barely) make it to the second belay station so you can combine the first 2 pitches
2. Double-rope rappels were probably more trouble than they were worth because the route isn't steep enough to toss the ropes far enough. They just keep getting stuck on the numerous ledges. Next time I'll leave the second rope at home.
3. Climb this one before the talus minefield melts out!
Still, a great afternoon in the hills!
Climbed with the Cluckster...fun fun stuff. Sprained ankle on descent, but cooler temps kept the skitters under control at our Source Lake camp. Beer leftovers for breakfast, excellent!
A nice climb on a beautiful day. We parked in the upper Alpental lot, and traversed along the bottom of the Alpental ski area before heading left up the gully near Source Lk. One picket was used to protect the third pitch. The other three pitches were dry.
Fun little winter ascent.
Hot! bring lots of Deet. Great first rock climb
Most amazing day - great weather! Be sure to start early, as the route gets busy fast.
fun, short climb close to seattle
this is an easy intro to trad rock climbing. This one is fun.
Climbed this fun peak with Sue N. Due to our late afternoon start we had the whole place to ourselves, quite unusal for Tooth. Unfortunately the low clouds obscured most of the views. Of course the rope had to get stuck as we were trying to rap off quickly, fortunately we were able to get out of the annoying talus before dark.
Great climb with an approach that's not so bad either. Next time maybe I'll bring my rock shoes.
I've climbed this little peak dozens of times, it's a great training climb for an easy 1/2 day from seattle. The route goes at mostly 4th class with a couple of low 5th class moves. Great solo once you have done it a couple times.
A not too terribly early start from the parking lot, an enjoyable approach up to Pineapple Pass, and we were 3rd in line for the route. A long day with a lot of people who were all having fun. Crowded, but a good shake-down outing and first time alpine experience for my climbing partner.
Short fun climb with Keith, Vincent, and Dusti. Lots of groups on the route, even on a weekday. I didn't see any "catwalk" section - did I miss it? Got a late start and made it back to the cars just as it got dark.
It was longer to Pineapple Pass than we anticipated - even in the early morning, it was pretty hot and it slowed us a bit. The climbing is really fun and easy. Fantastic views of Rainier and the Alpine Lakes Peaks.
8 hours round trip car to car without hurrying(otherwise we'd of had heat stroke!)
Climbed with Moni.
Hot day, but we got a good early start and were on the summit by 11:00 AM without rushing. No other parties on the peak, but we met two others on their way in at about 1:30 PM.