Peak(s):  The Sharkstooth - 12630
Date Posted:  07/10/2015
Date Climbed:   07/05/2015
Author:  Zambo
Additional Members:   dillonsarnelli
 Shake It Off - Sunday on The Sharkstooth   

Shake It Off - Sunday on The Sharkstooth

    Climbers: Zambo, Josh & Dillon
    Peak: The Sharkstooth (12,630 ft)
    Route: Northeast Ridge (5.6), with 5.9 Variation
    Pitches: 5
    Raps: 3
    Distance: Approx 8 miles
    Vert: 3,400 feet
    Round Trip Time: 12 hours 45 minutes

Pop. Boom. Crackle.

Explosions in the distance were going off as I rolled out of bed at 1:00 AM on a Sunday. That might be the only time in my entire life I have been annoyed by the 4th of July. Much as I do not usually mind a bunch of high-schoolers lighting off fireworks in the middle of the night, it was an annoyance when trying to catch some sleep before a big day. The concert and midnight bedtime the night before were not helping either.

Oops. I guess that one is on me.

I silently reminded myself that if Andrew Hamilton can climb 58 peaks in 10 days on basically zero sleep (a record which was in progress during our climb), I could slog up Glacier Gorge for some rock fun on 1 hour of it. Besides, this is the park we are talking about. As Dillon is always keen to remind me, there are no bad days in the park. No arguments here. Keep reading....

Shake It Off - Sunday on The Sharkstooth

Shake It Off - Sunday on The Sharkstooth

Comments or Questions
Super awesome
07/10/2015 09:33
Makes me drool! This route is very high on my list this summer, so thank you so much for the detailed run down. Climb on!

Dave B
I appreciate the positivity...
07/10/2015 09:42
...but the Gash approach does suck!

At least when there is no snow and you spend 1.5 hours hoping over VW size boulders and gaining less than a mile. Looks like you guys caught it in perfect approach conditions though.

Nice job. That’s such a sweet route with great exposure. A hell of a way for Dillon to pop his alpine cherry too!

07/10/2015 14:02
I kind of agree on the 5.9 vs 5.8. Fantastic route description and pictures. Nice on a first alpine, Dilly.

Brian C
Good work boys!
07/11/2015 06:28
Dillon, First Flatiron to Sharkstooth? Great work man! Also, I’m pretty sure everybody ends up doing that stupid 5.whateverit’sratedbutnoteasyandnotonroute pitch 3.

This report
07/12/2015 16:15
is pretty sick Zambino! Dave, Ryan, and Brian - thanks guys! It was awesome!

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