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The Tooth/South Face

We left the parking lot at 7:15, and got to the base of the route about 10:30. The winter route is starting to melt out. In some spots in the upper basin, treacherous weak spots are starting to appear, causing climbers to punch through. Still, mostly the snow conditions were very good.

The route itself is snow-free and in great shape.

The afternoon snow was perfect. We got a good glissade down from the notch into the upper basin, and a couple of standing glissades further down. We were out by the car at 6pm.

We did not use snow shoes, and did not regret the decision. Also, no need for crampons. Ice axes and poles were handy. No pickets.