The Tooth/South Face


Basic Alpine Climb - The Tooth/South Face

Basic Climb of the Tooth

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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

Meet to depart from the lower Alpental parking lot at 6:30 am.  

Depending on conditions, bring ice ax and crampons.  As of this scheduling, conditions are not known.  There is often snow and ice at Pineapple Pass to the beginning of the climb.  This climb takes around 12 hours, depending on skill level and conditioning of registrants.  Days are longer and headlamp is mandatory.  Just be prepared to be on the trail for a day.  Do not schedule other activities that you need to be home for because there might be a slower individual which dictates climb progress.


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
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