The Tooth/South Face


Basic Alpine Climb - The Tooth/South Face

This is a popular classic climb done in all months of the year. The approach involves travel over snow and the Tooth is a great introduction to alpine rock.

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  • Fri, May 26, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

We will meet at the Alpental Parking lot and leave promptly at 6:00 AM.




Participants must be in very good physical condition. This climb is for 2nd and 3rd year Basic students and 2nd/3rd year Intermediate Students will be given preference as rope leads. Rope leads will be expected to do the climb in mountain boots.

Leader's permission 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 (TBD)
  • Rock shoes (for Basic Students--TBD)
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (30 to 50 liters)
  • 1 prussik loop (i.e. for autoblocks)
  • 4 straight gate carabiners
  • 1 locking carabiner
  • 1 Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Hat
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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