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South Tooth 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a AI2

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, Alpine, 2000'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a AI2 [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: weber907 on Oct 31, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Climbing the South Tooth. Summit is behind the cl...

Description 

This route lies on the prominent tooth or sub-peak to the south of Sapphire, lookers left as viewed from the 27-Mile Glacier bowl. Ascend Catchers Mitt basin and then drop into the upper bowl of the 27-Mile Glacier.

Climb an obvious coulior to the gain the west ridge of the peak (A1-2). Climb the ridge to gain the summit. When the rock gets bad moving to the back side of the ridge improves the quality.

Location 

Decent is done by short rappels off natural anchors and down climbing. Some the down climbing may require protection

Protection 

Pro to 3", pins, couple ice screws


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Rock Climbing Photo: South Tooth
BETA PHOTO: South Tooth
Rock Climbing Photo: Catchers Mitt basin as viewed from the top of the ...
BETA PHOTO: Catchers Mitt basin as viewed from the top of the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the South Tooth
BETA PHOTO: Climbing the South Tooth

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By weber907
Oct 31, 2015

Climbed this route a few years ago. Saw no evidence of previous parties but no guarantee it was an FA as we left nothing behind as well. Can be a real choss fest in places but a nice day in the mountains. We bivied in the upper basin for the heck of it.

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