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.
|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|
Thanks to Daniele C. Struppa for adding this peak.
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, 2008This 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, 2002A 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...