The Tooth/S Face
Martin Way Park & Ride, Olympia, WA
**REMINDER** This climb is subject to the PRIORITY CLIMBS LIST. Please verify that your branch has priority for this climb.
At Pineapple Pass rope up and ascend directly up the face to a broad ledge about 50' below the summit. From here, either ascend broken rock somewhat to the right of the center face, or climb directly to the notch below the summit by a thin left-facing flake, or go left on a narrow ledge (the Catwalk) and then scramble to the summit. If descending via the N ridge, take ice axes to the summit (snow on the N side), this is the recommended descent in view of the traffic volume on the mountain, even in midweek. If rappelling, be careful of ascending climbers.
Priority given to Olympia Branch climbing course students needing a basic rock climb for course credit. The Tooth is a very popular peak in the Snoqualmie Pass area near Seattle. With a combination of the close proximity to Seattle, the easy approach, and fun moderate climbing, expect lots of company on a nice summer weekend. The South Face route is considered a local classic climbing the 400 foot steep but blocky Andesite face above Pineapple Pass. The summit views offer an excellent panorma from the Stuart Range to local peaks like Snoqualmie and Chair to Mount Rainier to the south. South Face - One of the most popular routes in the entire state. 2 to 4 pitches of steep blocky climbing on sound rock. II 5.4 http://www.summitpost.org/the-tooth/150784