Ascent of The Tooth on 2014-01-23
|Date:||Thursday, January 23, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5604 ft / 1708 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe took the standard route up South Fork river, the notch south of Pineapple Pass, and climbed the South Face. On the way down we hit some speedbumps with a stuck rope (and had to prussik back up to get it loose). However, the real surprise was that after rappelling down Pineapple Pass, we hit the end of our rope still most of the way up an extremely steep, icy slope with nowhere to set an anchor (and no ice pro). We slowly and carefully downclimbed with crampons and one ice ax each. I suppose in the summer when most people climb, there are either other rappel anchors, softer snow, or just scree. For winter ascents, be warned!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2304 ft / 702 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Ice Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||2304 ft / 702 m|
| Route:||South Fork River, South Face|
| Start Trailhead:||Alpental 3300 ft / 1005 m|
| Time:||6 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Route:||Pineapple Pass|
| Time:||6 Hours 0 Minutes|
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