The Tooth Climber's Log

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jtostenr

jtostenr - Aug 27, 2006 12:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Route Climbed: South Face  Sucess!

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.

osatrik

osatrik - Aug 25, 2006 6:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1994

South Face  Sucess!

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!

agreenstreet

agreenstreet - Aug 24, 2006 6:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 22, 2006  Sucess!

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 :)

supermarmot

supermarmot - Aug 23, 2006 12:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006

south face  Sucess!

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!

paclimberx

paclimberx - Aug 14, 2006 6:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

South Face  Sucess!

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.

cluck

cluck - Aug 8, 2006 5:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Good Stuff  Sucess!

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!

thundercloud

thundercloud - Jul 31, 2006 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

South Face  Sucess!

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!

larryN

larryN - May 14, 2006 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

South Face  Sucess!

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.

daverobb

daverobb - Apr 16, 2006 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2005

South Face  Sucess!

Fun little winter ascent.

glimmert

glimmert - Nov 21, 2005 2:24 pm

Route Climbed: South face Date Climbed: July 31 05  Sucess!

Hot! bring lots of Deet. Great first rock climb

linxweiler

linxweiler - Sep 27, 2005 1:04 am

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

Most amazing day - great weather! Be sure to start early, as the route gets busy fast.

dicey - Sep 21, 2005 12:49 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 1999  Sucess!

fun, short climb close to seattle

brother

brother - Sep 4, 2005 2:43 am

Route Climbed: South face Date Climbed: Aug 2005  Sucess!

this is an easy intro to trad rock climbing. This one is fun.

hkutuk

hkutuk - Jun 28, 2005 2:55 am

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

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.

jtostenr

jtostenr - Jun 17, 2005 1:14 am

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: June 14, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb with an approach that's not so bad either. Next time maybe I'll bring my rock shoes.

Alpine Eric - Apr 29, 2005 4:41 pm

Route Climbed: Pineapple Pass Date Climbed: July 20, 2002  Sucess!

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.

seth

seth - Sep 27, 2004 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

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.

jtschanz

jtschanz - Sep 7, 2004 4:37 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: September 3, 2004  Sucess!

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.

Moni

Moni - Aug 14, 2004 12:01 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: 13 August 2004  Sucess!

With Fred.



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!)

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Aug 14, 2004 9:35 am

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: 13 August 2004  Sucess!

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.

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