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Ascent of The Tooth on 2011-10-18

Climber: Douglas Almquist

Date:Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Tooth
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5604 ft / 1708 m

Ascent Trip Report

Absolutely stunning day. We got an early start on a crips clear morning. We started walking up the trail at twilight. We missed the exit point from the main trail near Source Lake and needed to descend on a boulder field to continue the traverse to then ascend to Pinapple Pass. The climb was a nice 5.4 - somewhat breezy which cooled things down a bit. We use twin lines which caused us some trouble on the descent. I also attempted a 'novel' exit across the Source Lake Basin which got me hung up on horizontally growing alder. It was a lot of work getting back to the trail - but my efforts lightened the moods of my climbing partners.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3316 ft / 1011 m
    Elevation Loss:3316 ft / 1011 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Grade/Class:5.4
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Sunny and Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3316 ft / 1011 m
    Extra Loss:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:South Face
    Trailhead:Alpental Parking Lot  2988 ft / 910 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2616 ft / 798 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Trailhead:2988 ft / 910 m



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