Ascent to The Tooth-Base of Pineapple Pass on 2011-05-21
|Others in Party:||Karl|
|Date:||Saturday, May 21, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||The Tooth - Base of Pineapple Pass|
| Elevation:||4500 ft / 1371 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||1104 ft / 337 m (53% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked in via the winter approach route with snow shoes. Very high snow level. Once reached area near base of Pineapple Pass witnesses 2 slides within 10 minutes. One was directly off the face of The Tooth and the other was off the ridge directly into the basin leading up to Pineapple Pass. Heard Beta that the second and third pitches were still covered in snow. Ran into two other climbing parties; one was a group of 4 on ski's and the other was a 12 person WAC group that sent 3 people ahead to set up fixed lines. Luckily, the WAC group was not the immediate reason for our decision to head back to the cars--the fresh slides were.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||996 ft / 303 m|
| Route:||Winter approach|
| Trailhead:||Alpental Bridge at end of road 3504 ft / 1068 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Nights Spent:||0 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Overcast|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
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