The Tooth Climber's Log

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ZakG

ZakG - Apr 30, 2017 1:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Finally The Tooth  Sucess!

My brother Jason finally took me up this, probably about 13 years after we first attempted it. Better late than never. It was a good time.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Jul 20, 2016 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2016

South face  Sucess!

Done with my brother. Took our time enjoying the sun and views on the south face route, done as 3 pitches. Beautiful day and awesome summit

Norman

Norman - Jun 5, 2016 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1968

Tooth  Sucess!

Going through some of the old climbs I did with the Mountaineers in my youth... this was a really big deal for me, first real rock climb using pitons, rappelled of the summit with a break bar and oval biner. I have some old slide somewhere.

Diggler

Diggler - Aug 7, 2014 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

Great little summit & climb!  Sucess!

South face. Returned to give solo ascent after Jake & I turned around on it a year ago.

Left the parking lot @ 14.57. At the trail junction ~40 minutes later. Thought that snow would be a notable hindrance, but it went fast! After route-finding error (ended up going up most of tower to L of the Tooth; mid-5th, with a 5.7 move up top- not fun), left Pineapple Pass at 17.17. Climbed in hiking boots. Summit as it started sprinkling @ 17.35. Left the summit 2 minutes later.

Rapp'ed the 1st rap' (last pitch), then down-climbed the rest of the route. As reached car (20.24), clouds obscured everything & there was a light drizzle. Great climbing conclusion to my PNW trip! Great & fun little climb, & close to Seattle!

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Jun 20, 2014 1:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

sf  Sucess!

Solid dry rock on and firm snow below route. First time on more than one pitch. I worked through my bad nerves and enjoyed the company of several others.

ntbogusz - Dec 15, 2013 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013

South Face  Sucess!

Just enough snow to use the winter approach. Snow was soft, but no post holing. No one else was on the route mid-week. The route was nice and dry.

BKW

BKW - Oct 12, 2013 12:10 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2013

South Face with Snow  Sucess!

This was a week after the first fall snow storm. That made the approach interesting. The ledges had a fair amount of snow but the walls were clear. The crux for the day was on the first pitch where a normally unnoticed off-width crack was full of melting snow. I discovered it's very hard to climb with no feeling in your fingers.

bcory2003

bcory2003 - Aug 23, 2013 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

The Tooth  Sucess!

Had the top to ourselves on a sunny summer Sunday.

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Jul 31, 2013 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

S. Face  Sucess!

Finally got around to climbing the classic S. Face. Great to have it to ourselves on a Monday morning! Good times

willis4him - Jun 26, 2013 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Lost y Garmin GPS

I lost a Garmin Cx60 (I think) GPS this past Saturday on a hike starting at the Snow Lake trailhead and then pushing east just above Source Lake and ending at the base of the SW face of The Tooth. I realized it was missing at the top of the slot gully just to the right of Pineapple Pass. If you found it, please return it. I am willing to give a cash reward. My email is willcornwell@gmail.com and phone number is 334-294-9245. Thank you!

Also, the route (actually, every route on the whole rock), was extremely crowded. There was a group of 3 in front of us that we had to wait over an hour to get past the first belay at a tree. We ended up bailing after sitting on the side of the rock in the scorching sun for two or three hours waiting on all the groups. It basically sucked, and the climbing wasn't good enough to justify all the hassle. Either one needs to be first on the rock or come late in the day when the traffic has thinned out.

ernestsson

ernestsson - Jun 11, 2013 1:25 am

Intro to Alpine Trad  Sucess!

Nice introduction to alpine trad climbing, standard South Face route.

SLinehan88

SLinehan88 - May 12, 2013 5:43 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

WAC Basic  Sucess!

Went up as part of the WAC basic climbing course. Great climb, great views, great day.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Apr 24, 2013 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2013

South Face  Sucess!

This felt more like a mixed climb...there was snow covering all the ledges and at one point having a picket would have been nice to mitigate the huge runouts. I didn't really need much pro though...the climb was pretty straightforward. Two pitches of climbing (with 70m rope) led us to the summit. 4 raps took us down (we rapped the snow gully heading down Pineapple Pass which involved jumping off a cornice on rappel!)

There was a huge recent slab avalanche than ran down on Source Lake which was cool to see on the hike in. The slide was 10 feet thick at the base! Gorgeous weather and firm snow in the morning. Approach took less than 2 hours

jacobsmith

jacobsmith - Mar 9, 2013 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

Tooth - Take 2  Sucess!

Climbed the south face of the The Tooth today w/ Ryan. some snow on route but still mostly dry.

marieg

marieg - Dec 15, 2012 12:08 am

First non-gym rock climb  Sucess!

Many many years ago! Great fun!

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 17, 2012 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 1992

The Tooth  Sucess!

Did this one to meet graduation requirements for the Basic Climbing Course.

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Sep 24, 2011 10:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

Good Times  Sucess!

Great climb on a sunny weekday afternoon with 3 buddies. No other groups on the climb. Fun route, great to have so close to Seattle.

dan-o

dan-o - Aug 12, 2011 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Bit Me  Sucess!

My 2nd multipitch lead. Super crowded, can't wait to get back on a weekday!

Vinny

Vinny - May 23, 2011 4:15 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2011

mighty south face  Sucess!

Fun day out with Oyvind and Matt H. Met Danny the soloist en route. good times under long awaited blue sky. Fun ski descent from pass with some sloughs.

swanny17

swanny17 - Apr 25, 2011 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2009

First Alpine Route

Climbed the Tooth as my first alpine trad route in June 2009. Conditions were sunny as can be with snow the whole way on the approach.

The best advice i can provide for this route is to rappel ASAP or you will be sitting on top for a long time.

Fun first time route and easy climbing.

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