The Tooth/South Face


Basic Alpine Climb - The Tooth/South Face

NOTE - Lottery Signup

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  • Tue, Jul 1, 2014
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • FULL, 8 on waitlist (3 capacity)
  • FULL, 2 on waitlist (3 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

Alpental Parking lot, N of I-90 at snoqualmie Pass, 6:30 am

NOTE:  LOTTERY STYLE SIGNUP.  PLEASE READ.  This early in the season there is a lot of competition for climbs and getting on has become a speed dialing contest.  This is not what we intended and is rather unfair, so I'm going to do this one on a lottery basis as follows:  If you are interested in this climb sign up any time on opening day, June 9.  I will take all the names on the official roster plus all on the wait list and randomly select three for the roster plus four more for the wait list.  That will be the roster for this climb.

The first three to sign up will get an automatic acceptance email, but under this procedure they will not actually be on the climb unless selected in the lottery.  Everyone who signs up on June 9 has a equal chance.

Leader's permission is NOT required. 

The lottery procedure does not apply to rope leaders.  the first two who sign up for rope leads will be on the climb/

The Tooth is one of the two or three best basic rock climbs on the list.  It's a classic.


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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