The Tooth/South Face


Basic Alpine Climb - The Tooth/South Face

One day climb of the Tooth for Kitsap Basic students and mentored lead for Steve Anderson.

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  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

Group will depart Snow Lake trailhead at 0600. Snoqualmie Pass area. I-90 East bound Exit 52 then North on Alpental Road to Snow Lake trailhead.

This climb is for Kitsap Basic students and is a mentored lead for Steve Anderson. If you are a Kitsap Basic student you have permission. Leader permission is required for all others. The roster will be opened up to other branches a week prior to the climb. Contact the leader. This is a Grade II, 3 pitch, 5.6 level of difficulty climb. NW Forest pass required.


The Tooth/South Face

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Personal Anchor and Auto Block for Extended Rappel
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