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Brad SniderUpper Exum w/ Exum Guides  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Brad Snider

Awesome climb with great guides--Rick and Brian--plus a great group, and superb weather.
Posted Jul 23, 2009 12:10 pm

Dennis PoulinEasiest Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

Dennis Poulin

Great climb with Adam from CoHP and Kevin Mahoney guide from Exum.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 12:25 pm

courtpacefailed attempt
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2008


Slept in parking lot under an excursion because of rainfall and lack of tent. Started hiking at about 2. Made it to the saddle in 3 hours. Weather was bad and snowy. Planned on upper exum route but only made it to the eye of needle and turned back. Next time....
Posted Jun 1, 2009 2:21 am

bfrenchGrand Teton  Sucess!


One of my favorites.
Posted Apr 28, 2009 12:34 am

NCclimberUpper Exum
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008


Finished the V-pitch, went around to the left (wrong) side of the wall, decided to bail down the rappel to save light. WoundedKnee and I will be back to finish it...
Posted Mar 15, 2009 5:39 pm

mthomasvia the Owen-Spalding Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004


Great one-day climb (15 hours RT), too bad the top was in the clouds as a thunderstorm approached so we didn't see anything, but still a great climb.
Posted Mar 14, 2009 8:46 pm

alphasteveGandest of all


It's called the Grand for a Reason. I could climb it a 1000 times and never never tire of it's awesomeness
Posted Dec 24, 2008 1:52 am

sunniemhOS route!  Sucess!


I just climbed the Grand for my first time. I loved every moment! Did it in a day ascent! Always been a dream of mine! Can't wait to do it again!
Posted Dec 4, 2008 12:09 am

ScottyPOS  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Climbed the OS through a hail storm! It was a great climb with huge winds on top! I will come back for the Exum Ridge direct.
Posted Nov 13, 2008 6:30 pm

dfrancomExum, Owen Spalding  Sucess!


This mountain is truly majestic,, I have climbed the Upper Exum twice and I just did the Owen Spalding.. I have had fantastic weather each time.(Crossing my fingers)
Posted Oct 20, 2008 2:23 pm

merrillOwen-Spaulding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


My climbing partner's brother wanted to go so we chose the OS to keep the day from getting too long and we got off route for 1.5 hours up the great west chimney and had to back track. It was quite the easy route after we got back on the right route.
Posted Sep 4, 2008 11:01 pm

Digglercomplete Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008


This was the highlight of my trip to the Tetons (esp. considering the weather prevented us from doing any of the other climbs we'd planned). It was great to be able to go back here to climb a (THE) peak only accessible to "experienced" climbers, as the ranger told me as a kid when I visited with my mom (one of my favorite vacations ever). Even better to do one of the classic routes with a good friend.

To Moraine Camp from TH took 5 hours of moderate hiking. We were starting up the base of the ridge by 8.30, after leaving camp at 6.30. We were at Wall St. at ~15.30, & summited ~17.30. Back at camp by 21.30. Belayed 1.5 pitches on Upper Exum (including the Friction Pitch). Fittingly, led/climbed the whole thing in my 5.10 Exum Guides (time for a career change??? :)

Great completing another CLASSIC route (it truly deserves that designation) on another world-class mountain with ya, G Man. Weather was great, rock perfect, views tremendous, & position commanding. A great trip, & an awesome climb!
Posted Sep 3, 2008 4:36 pm

gordonyeDirect Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008


A long day from moraines camp with Dirk. For the upper Exum we roped up for the friction pitch and a short section just before that. The rock is beautiful and amazingly varied, and we had about perfect weather. The "black face" pitch and the last pitch of the lower Exum were my favorites. Summit views were incredible. The approach and regular descent route were hell compared to most routes I've done in CA, the descent rappels were intimidating too.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 10:38 pm

Thomas Gurviezby owen-spalding route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008

Thomas Gurviez

Beautiful moutain, great weather in spite of a cold wind blowing all the day long
Posted Aug 28, 2008 10:57 am

Bluebell08Awesome mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008


Climbed Pownall-Gilkey with group of 6. Alpine start at 0430 from high camp, had the summit to ourselves for 45 minutes around 0930. Sunny but cold and windy on shaded western side of mountain.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 8:44 pm

kpthomsonstuck at Briggs slab


With 2 others, lust above the upper saddle heading for Pownall-Gilkey route when a party mem came down w/ breathing problem on Briggs Slab. So live to climb anohter day, we turned around....
Posted Aug 27, 2008 3:09 pm

tacoturnerO/S again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008


Incredible weather again for my second Teton visit... Camped at Meadows and climbed South for aclimatization after rough night (super windy), then Grand via the OS next day. Soloed everything to pass the great weather/end of season/Saturday morning crowds--must have been 30 parties on the mountain. Just over 4 hours up from the meadows, about an hour off of my previous time.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 1:34 pm

tmcraneOS Route (var. Owen Chimney)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008


Beautiful climb, even on a windy, cloudy day. Highly recommend the Owen Chimney to those who are looking to spice up the ascent with another pitch of technical climbing. My first time to summit the Grand but definitely not the last!
Posted Aug 25, 2008 2:08 pm

dpsiebertUpper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2005


Started at 4AM and dayhked it. We finished about 3PM. Great climbing on Upper Exum.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 5:43 am

northface28WoW!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008
1st trip to Jackson Hole. I have seen hundreds of pictures of the Tetons and until you see them in person you will never know. I'm lucky to have climbed the Grandest of them all.
Posted Aug 19, 2008 5:31 pm

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