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The Moose’s Tooth

A Classic Alaskan Peak

The Moose’s Tooth, 10,300 ft / 3139 m, is an Alaskan icon and one of the guardians of the entrance to the famed Ruth Gorge. Ham and Eggs is an ultra-clas­sic snow and ice climb that splits the peak’s south­ern face pro­vid­ing a direct line to the sum­mit ridge. Get­ting to the true sum­mit from the top of the couloir involves steep Alaskan cor­nice climb­ing and a final ice face. This is a must do!

By any route, The Moose’s Tooth is a com­mit­ting and full-on Alaskan adven­ture. With a glac­i­er land­ing on the Root Canal Glac­i­er, strong teams might find it pos­si­ble to wait for per­fect weath­er, then fly into the base of the route and climb Ham and Eggs in a mere 24 hours from Tal­keet­na. Alter­na­tive­ly, teams can elect to start from the Ruth Gorge prop­er, then move up to an advanced base camp, mak­ing the trip more of a 6 – 7 day adven­ture. This is the rec­om­mend­ed approach and pro­vides more options for climbs after the Moose’s Tooth, or if weath­er pro­hibits fly­ing onto the Root Canal.

This climb is arranged on a cus­tom basis. For more infor­ma­tion go here.

Price

  • The Moos­es Tooth

    from $4,188 – 7 Days

    Includes Glacier Flights to the Root Canal and Shuttle from Anchorage

    • 1:1 - $6,125 per person
    • 2:1 - $4,188 per person

Dates

Climb is Arranged on a Custom Basis Early to Mid-May — Contact Us

Policies

Itinerary

Flight Information

Fly into Anchor­age, Alas­ka to be present to meet your guide Day 1 of the expe­di­tion. We will then dri­ve to Tal­keet­na for our flight to Ruth Gorge.

The Ham n’ Eggs route on the Moose’s Tooth is best sched­uled as a 7‑day trip. The climb itself can be com­plet­ed in less time, but weath­er and oth­er delays can neces­si­tate using every avail­able day to attempt the climb. As with all climbs in the Alas­ka Range, it’s best to approach the climb with a flex­i­ble atti­tude and be ready to climb when the oppor­tu­ni­ty presents itself – be it on Day 2 or Day 6 of the itinerary.

Equipment

  • The Moos­es Tooth

    from $4,188

    7 Days

    Includes Glacier Flights to the Root Canal and Shuttle from Anchorage

    • 1:1 - $6,125 per person
    • 2:1 - $4,188 per person
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Elevation

10,300 ft / 3139 m

Route

South­ern Face

Grade

V 5.9AI4

Difficulty

Advanced

Climbers should be comfortable on 45 to 60 degree snow/ice slopes, waterfall ice climbing up to WI2-WI3, and/or moderate rock from 5.6-5.8. Participants will have a well-rounded history of climbing experience.