The Tooth/South Face

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - The Tooth/South Face

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

Where and when to meet: 

Please arrive at the Alpental parking area by 8 AM.

 

Route Information:

We will be climbing the very fun South face route. We will be taking the summer approach. Familiarize yourself with the beta from Summit Post. Also read Kathryn’s trip report to know what conditions to expect.  There is still snow on the ground so there may be some post holing; however, I have heard from a team doing Chair Peak last week that snowshoes are not necessary. Here is their photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/tZ6YrCR1LGHnNJdR6 We will be climbing in 2 rope teams, each comprised of one instructor and one student.

 

Navigation: 

People can sometimes get a bit lost on the approach. Be prepared to help the group navigate. Please bring a printed map. Here is one from caltopo if you need it. Also, please download a GPS track such as this one on your phone:  GPS track 

 

What to bring:

 

  • Layers! Check out the recent weather report shortly before the climb

    Facemask and hand sanitizer! These are required for the climb (see Covid info below)

     

  • Bug spray and tweezers (there might be ticks)

  • Crampons 

  • Trekking poles

  • Ice Axe

  • The Ten Essentials

  • Mountaineering boots

  • Rock climbing shoes

  • A back pack big enough for all your things and carrying a rope

  • 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 pants

  • Belay gloves

  • Warm gloves or mittens

 

Additional Supplies for Rope Leads

  • 2 anchor sets including cordellete and carabiners

  • Single Rack

  • Rope

     

     

     

    Covid info (from the Mountaineers)

     

    All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before attending an in-person Mountaineers activity during our COVID-19 response. By proceeding with any of the upcoming activities you are already registered to attend, you affirm that you have reviewed The MountaineersCOVID-19 Code of Conduct and the guidance for participants and leaders available on the COVID-19 Response page, and you agree to follow this guidance during each activity. There is nothing additional to sign to confirm your agreement. Please remove yourself from any upcoming activity if you are unable or unwilling to follow The Mountaineers guidance at the time of the program.

Route/Place

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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