The Tooth/South Face


Basic Rock Climb - The Tooth/South Face

An oldie but a goodie up the Tooth. Moderate pace. Should be fun.

  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

We'll meet in the Alpental parking lot. Forest pass needed. 6:30 am with goal to hit the trail at 7. I don't know if we'll do the winter trail or not. 

While the pace will be moderate, let's focus on efficiency.  That means lighter packs, bring what you need; leave home what you don't need.  Break every hour to hydrate; eat a snack. 

Likely won't need snowshoes, but not ready to rule it out; leaders should checkout Peakbagger or Cascade Climbers to see what others are experiencing.

Bring an ice axe and crampons. Aluminum crampons are OK.  In the days before the climb, erryone should go find some beta on Peakbagger or Cascade Climbers, or wherever, and see what conditions look like (to determine whether snow shoes are needed). 

Leaders should being a standard rack. Cams, and some chocks.  Include a 3 cam if you got one. If you don't, don't sweat it.  Each leader should bring a 60m rope. 


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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