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Dave SDirect Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Dave S

Climbed the Direct Exum with Ira Lewis. Lucked out with great weather and only a few other people on the mountain.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 2:06 pm

TripoliRickLate start but 20 in line to rap off


Nick and I got a late start (11 am) and we just hiked over to take a look at the route (Exum) when we saw someone above on the first pitch. Hey, we can still go and use their rope for the long rap down. Turned out to be a solo roping climber that was climbing each pitch twice (lead-rap-clean-prussik). It was getting late so we offered to belay his leads. Got to the summit where 20 or so climbers were waiting to rap down. Interesting.
Posted Jul 2, 2008 1:09 am

lloydPetzl Direct  Sucess!


Fun day on the Grand. Finished with the Exum. Much easier than I had remembered it from a few years earlier.
Posted Jun 23, 2008 11:50 pm

lloydExum  Sucess!


Long day of climbing. Great to stand at the top.
Posted Jun 23, 2008 11:49 pm

wyopeakMikewyopeakMike  Sucess!


My first time up the Grand was in early July 1995 after a good winter. The peak was still snow covered at the time. The last time I was there was solo in 2002, on a busy day, typical now for the Grand with all of the guiding business. In 1996 I took a friend to the top who had always dreamed of it, and we had the top alone for 1 and a half hours, a rare treat for this crowded mountain. The 6 times I have been there are always special, because it is after all, The Grand Teton.
Posted May 29, 2008 4:47 pm

DrewB3rd Times a Charm on UE  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2004


Only took 3 trips to the upper saddle before the weather was good enough to go for it. We summitted just as a storm hit and dropped 3 inches of snow in about 2 hours. It was a complete white out on the decent. We couldn't even see 10 feet. We almost had a serious epic. Still, it was an amazing climb. I can't wait to get back to the Tetons!
Posted Apr 13, 2008 11:25 am

merrillUpper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2004


My first big summit. I'm Hooked.
Posted Mar 7, 2008 5:52 pm

WyoNativeExum Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004


Climbed via Exum Route after spending night in hut (yuck) at lower saddle. (Next time I'll sleep outside.) Descended via Owen Spaulding to Lupine Meadows.
Posted Jan 30, 2008 11:29 pm

Shirley LamAlmost bailed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Shirley Lam

due to weather moving in, but cleared just long enough for us to finish the climb.
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:16 pm

utclimberUpper Exum  Sucess!
A very complex mountain. We tried to do the complete Exum, but couldn't figure out the start of the route.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 12:27 am

devnull4Upper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2007
Great climb on a beautiful day
Posted Jan 10, 2008 2:00 pm

MountainHikerCOUpper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006


I hurt my ribs on this climb. I fell and my brother in law's belay saved my life. I had a lot of air beneath me! It was the first time I ever fell against standard protection as opposed to being top roped or in a gym. It happened too fast to be scared. After crashing against the rock I grabbed it like a cat and had an easier climb up than where I was a moment before. It took a few pitches to settle down mentally. After that my ribs started to hurt. The only choice was to go on. The rapel on the way down was neat. The hike out was a slog.
Posted Dec 29, 2007 8:08 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006


Started the Exum route but exited at the start of the Upper Exum because the weather was threatening. We ended up getting to the summit via the OS route.
Posted Dec 29, 2007 4:25 am

hfaustUpper Exum  Sucess!


Always fun in the mountians
Posted Dec 20, 2007 1:50 pm

hfaustUnderhill Ridge Direct  Sucess!


had a blast
Posted Dec 20, 2007 1:48 pm

wyomtmanLove the Tetons!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2003


Upper Exum, car to car. Ran into some fresh snow on top, which turned everyone back down that day but us. Us being Dr. Vandervort and Galina. With the doctors superb leading skills we found our way down. Long day to say the least, but a great adventure.
Posted Dec 12, 2007 4:22 pm

k2360tnfSummited  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007


Summited 2 day OS route
Posted Nov 6, 2007 6:07 pm

JonWOS Single Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006


My wife and I did OS in a single day from Lupine. Started around 2:30 and were on the summit around 11:30. It was great day and had good weather until around 1:30.
Posted Oct 29, 2007 4:03 pm

Wade Baker2-day Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2003

Wade Baker

2-day climb. Excellent!
Posted Oct 27, 2007 2:59 am

highiceupper exum  Sucess!
nice climb, great day and no people on the route
Posted Sep 19, 2007 9:32 pm

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