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Grand Teton rappel
Top of the famous rappel to the upper saddle on the Owen-Spaulding Route - Grand Teton. (before bolts installed)

Photo taken 1 August 1965 by Fred Spicker.


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Alan EllisThat's a lot.....

Alan Ellis

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.....of snow for August! And look at that old pack. Probably a "new" pack in 1965. Good shot!
Posted Sep 30, 2003 3:16 pm

Martin CashRe: That's a lot.....

Martin Cash

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Yeah, that is a great shot. Someday, I hope to survive long enough to be able climb mountains for almost 40 years! Pretty amazing.
Posted Sep 30, 2003 3:37 pm

Fred SpickerRe: That's a lot.....

Fred Spicker

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40 years exactly - my first summit was the summer of 1963 :-)
Posted Sep 30, 2003 5:43 pm

Alan EllisRe: That's a lot.....

Alan Ellis

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Damn, the Grand was probably about a 1000 ft shorter then. Fred, you should see how much it's grown since then. :)
Posted Sep 30, 2003 8:03 pm

tloganimpressive to say the least


Voted 10/10

the title says it all...
Posted Sep 30, 2003 5:04 pm

rpcgreat shot!


Voted 10/10

what a place!
Posted Oct 17, 2003 12:42 pm

SaintgrizzlyNo matter...it's just time.


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1965? That's an incredibly long time ago, Fred. I don't even remember being alive then, although I suppose it could be my memory might be shot. (Isn't that the first to go?) --Vernon
Posted Jul 23, 2004 1:02 am

James Cwow

James C

Hasn't voted

just looking at this picture puts my balls in my throat. yikes
Posted May 31, 2005 10:53 pm

Erik BeelerRe: wow

Erik Beeler

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Its not the height that puts my balls in my throught - its looking at that "anchor" and those ropes!
Posted Oct 25, 2005 1:50 pm

Foxy Long BottomsRe: wow

Foxy Long Bottoms

Voted 10/10

I agree. The subject of many a nightmare for me!
Posted Apr 12, 2007 4:48 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanMy first want for a summit was 1962

Ice Man Jerry Van

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I wanted to climb Caslton Tower Moab after seeing it in a Natl. Geogr. mag,That is what got me motivated to start climbing . Did climb the Grand Teoton many times in the seventies and eighties
Posted Apr 26, 2008 12:37 pm

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Fred SpickerSubmitted by Fred Spicker
on Sep 30, 2003 2:37 pm

Image ID: 29479
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Lat/Lon: 43.74110°N / 110.802°W
Object Title: Grand Teton rappel

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing