A sport climbing area with bolted routes on good quality rock in the alpine environment south of The Tooth near Snoqualmie Pass. The name of the area comes from the French holiday, same day some of the routes were established.

Getting There

Take Exit 52 off of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass, and turn northwest onto Alpental Road and follow it to the Alpental parking area (3,100 ft).


The approach starts the same as for The Tooth, up the Snow Lake Trail, above Source Lake, and into the bolder-strewn Great Scott Basin. Ascend the saddle at the top of the basin. From there  descend south 100-200 vertical feet until reaching a faint path across a narrow rocky area, and then ascend on a somewhat treacherous side-hill through the trees to the base of the climbs. We both took slips on the pine needles and unnervingly long slides.

Climbing Routes

As of 2021, this is a new sport climbing area that is being developed. The photo below shows the rough the locations of three routes. There are a few other routes further south and east down the ridge.


  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • 5,500 ft
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

Upcoming Activities

There are no activities scheduled at this location.

Trip Reports
Mountaineers Beta & Brews: Ptarmigan Traverse and the Tooth Fairy with Jim Nelson

The Mountaineers Beta & Brews "Ptarmigan Traverse and Tooth Fairy" presented on Nov 27, 2021 by Jim Nelson.

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