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The Tooth/Southwest Face

Private trip with two climbers. Start is easy to find about 100 feet or so to the west of gully leading to Pineapple Pass. Look for the medium sized hemlock tree at top of the first pitch. We climbed three pitches then veered climber's right onto South Face to join South Face route near third rappel station. First pitch ended at hemlock tree, second a build hanging belay, third at small tree nearly on South face. The rock is solid and the protection is there and generally good. Warning - the protection is not always where you really want it and sometimes pretty shallow. I'd give it a 5.6-5.7 PG rating. Not for the fainthearted but I'd do it again. Usual rack to include small nuts and ~3.5 cam.

 

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