The Tooth

Featured photo of The Tooth

Located in the Alpental Valley, and easily reachable from Seattle through Interstate 90. The climb of the South Face of the peak (which does resemble a big tooth with a smaller tooth --a gendarme-- in front) is fully described in Nelson-Potterfield's 'Selected Climbs in the Cascades'. It is a four pitch grade II, class 5.4 climb. There is apparently avalanche potential on the approach during winter months.

Elevation (feet): 5,604
Elevation (meters): 1,708
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.445823
Longitude: -121.454759
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
Year first climbed: 1928
First successful climber(s): C.L.Anderson and H.P.Wunderling
Nearest major airport: Seattle
Convenient Center: Seattle

Thanks to Daniele C. Struppa for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for The Tooth.

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  • Log #21349 - by Kristin Weakly on July 20, 2008
    This was my first multi-pitch climb and it was incredible. The approach was a piece of cake due to snow coverage. We thought there would be less snow so we did not bring crampons or ice axes, but I...
  • Log #17181 - by Daniele and Alessandro Struppa on May 29, 2002
    A very enjoyable face climb, with four pitches which can be combined into three. From exit 52 of I-90 (coming from Seattle), follow the signs to Alpental parking lot. Once there take the trail to the...