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.
Hot day, but relatively few people. The mosquitoes were quite annoying. Great views on a such a clear day.
Fun morning - No other parties on the rock, so it was nice to just relax and enjoy the scenery.
Fourth time up. This time Marcus and I climbed it during the night and reached the summit at sunrise. Good views.
Brain Jenkins and I climbed the South Face route in 2 long pitches. We had a great time in beautiful September weather. The quality of the rock on this route was really good. I can see why it is so popular. We were a little off route and did a slightly harder variation. Ran out of time for Chair Peak, I'll be back in winter for that one.
Met Martin Cash at the trailhead at 6 am. We lasted on the actual trail about 10 minutes. Bushwhacked our way through wet terrain and creeks up and over a ridge to the gully beneath the Tooth. Were the first ones on the route that day. Martin led and combined pitches 1 and 2. Then I accidentally combined pitches 3 and 4 on my lead, although I got a bit too far to the left just below the summit. Ah, rope drag! Excellent views from Baker and Glacier Peak to Stuart to Rainier (huge in the sky!).
Rapped down and were going to hit Chair Peak but were a bit behind schedule so only got this one in today. First time back on technical rock in a couple months for me since I messed up my ankle. Had an awesome time.
Good beginner trad route.
Some late season fair weather allowed easy access to Pineapple Pass and the South Face. Climbed with Scot'teryx and Alison on a beautiful fall day. No route difficulties whatsoever. Only one other party on the route. Wonderful views as always in the Cascades.
Had bad weather all day, rain and clouds. Climb was still fun, rapps down were great. lost our way down and wondered around for about an hour before getting back on track.
Crowded! Started to rain on the 1st pitch and did not stop till we reached the summit (it eased the crowds a bit though). Fun easy climb - would like to try the catwalk variation when rock is dry.
Climbed with peter, bruce & joannie. Long hike for a short choss-pile. Nice weather and views from the top.
Unbelievable weather for a climb today, bright sunshine and views everywhere. How did we get so lucky. See trip report for details.
So enjoyable and such a close approach I can't help but climb here at least once a year.