The Tooth/South Face


Basic Rock Climb - The Tooth/South Face

*FOR TRAINING ONLY - THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL TRIP* This is a great, straight-forward, one day rock climb, perfect for new climbers that have completed their rock modules in the basic alpine climbing course.

  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.5mph


We will meet at the trailhead promptly at 7am, be geared up and ready to go. There will be a detailed email sent out the week before the climb with my cell phone included and also another email the day/night before with any updates. I check my messages and email frequently, please keep connected with any questions or concerns. 


The expectation is that of an inviting team-based attitude, aggressive or divisive behavior will not be tolerated. We will stay together (no splitting of the group). If someone becomes unable to continue, we will all turn around to head back to the parking lot, no exceptions. Supporting our fellow climbers is in all of our best interest.  We will keep a slower pace especially at the beginning, approximately 2.5mph. We are not trying to wear people out before we even get to the climb. We will aim to stop every hour for a safety check within safe terrain to ensure everyone is hydrated, fueled, and comfortable. I have two 2-way radios for the leader up front and a person in the back so that we can stay in constant communication as a group. 

Self care is group care. Please ensure you are taking care of yourself which includes but not limited to: having ample water (~2L), snacks (~1000 calories), electrolytes (and actually drinking/eating!); going to the bathroom when needed; addressing hot spots/blisters; sun protection, needing to adjust gear; asking for a break for ANY reason. As always, have your 10 essentials. If you have questions or concerns at any point during the trip, please speak up or tell leader in private if necessary. There are many conditions that are subject to change at any time whether that be personal issues or weather changes. If you are feeling ill, injured, questioning your conditioning or otherwise unsure of your ability to safely complete (and enjoy) this activity, lets have a conversation BEFORE you drive to the trailhead. Remember, we are all here to have a safe and fun time outdoors. Although there is a designated leader of the climb, everyone's perspective is important and we are all expected to be active participants by using critical thinking skills (example: follow the planned route yourself on your app of choice such as caltopo or gaia). 

Of note, do not be surprised to get an email or phone call from me prior to the climb. I like to personally touch base with everyone to assess their experience, expectations and to establish trust and communication. 

Let's have a great trip making memories doing what we love! 


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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