Ascent of The Tooth on 2011-07-09

Climber: Bri Wilson

Others in Party:Stephen McKim
Carolyn Graham
Sandra Villagarcia
Angus Speirs
Date:Saturday, July 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:The Tooth
    Elevation:5604 ft / 1708 m

Ascent Trip Report

Successful summit of The Tooth S face on second attempt. Snow still very much present on the approach route. Took the summer approach route at a 515am start from Snow Lake Trail and hit snow on the trail. Mandatory ice axe and crampons about 1.5 hours into trip--used them until we reached the base of the climb. Rock itself was entirely free of snow and the route was in excellent condition. One party of 3 ahead of us, but they moved quickly knocking out the first two pitches in one go. A party of 2 and 3 came behind us, but only after we were well on the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2504 ft / 763 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2504 ft / 763 m
    Grade/Class:Class II, 5.4
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear skies
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2504 ft / 763 m
    Route:Summer Approach/S Face
    Start Trailhead:Snow Lake Trail Head  3100 ft / 944 m
    Time:6 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2504 ft / 763 m
    Route:Summer Approach
    End Trailhead:Snow Lake Trail Head  3100 ft / 944 m
    Time:4 Hours 0 Minutes

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