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Michael TildenFirst Time  Sucess!

Michael Tilden

Upper Exum - first time climb - done in 1 day
Posted Dec 29, 2014 1:38 pm

larch32Very fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014
Owens Spalding. Hordes of people, terrifying afternoon storms, traffic jams outside Jackson Hole, and this was still one of the most enjoyable routes I've climbed. My partner and I debated for a while about what gear we'd need for the route, and finally opted to bring one 60m half rope, a tiny rack, rock shoes, harnesses, helmets... we ended up leaving the gear in our packs until the rappel. I would consider climbing again without a rope, but only if the weather were looking solid before the technical sections. Down-climbing wet granite sucks.

If your reasonably fit, do yourself a favor and do it in a day. We had a handful of route finding issues but still climbed car to car in 12 hours with what felt like a solid but not out of breath pace and plenty of breaks. Also! there is water consistently along the route (at least in August there was) You could probably get away with a single Nalgene.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 9:30 pm

JRBDidn't make it


Got off route on the central rib and ran out of daylight
Posted Oct 19, 2014 8:38 am

AjaxHikerIcy & cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2014
My wife & I climbed the P/G route with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides on a cold windy icy day. Made the summit, which was exhilarating, but will have to go back one day as we had no views to speak of from the top. JHMG is a great service!
Posted Oct 16, 2014 4:17 pm

BLongGrand Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014


After gale force winds at the Upper Saddle forced us to retreat on the 16th, we returned on the 17th to climb the peak via the Owens Spalding Route. The Grand is an incredible mountain and the OS is an excellent, direct and easy route. We started late the second day, leaving the trailhead at 10:00 AM. We summited at 5:00 PM and had the whole peak to ourselves. It was glorious redemption after the previous day's failure.
Posted Sep 1, 2014 11:55 pm

SawtoothSeanBest Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014


Did Upper Exum route again. Best weather in 5 trips to the top. Met some great folks also. Saw Bear on the approach and had a great spot in the Meadows. People parachuting around the peaks and a glider plane also around.
Posted Aug 13, 2014 7:51 pm

dstevenson0204Upper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014


Big goal for me, finally accomplished. One day push from 11:45pm up to the summit via the Upper Exum Ridge by 10am. Sooo incredible!
Posted Aug 4, 2014 7:07 pm

Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1989


Yes, climbed the lower and upper Exum (and other routes) to the summit. I love the Grand Teton. The next route to do is the North Ridge!
Posted Apr 9, 2014 6:07 pm

genkidaveO/S route with the boys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012


Great day car climbing The Grand with my 2 sons, son in law and daughter's boyfriend. Did Owen Spaulding route. 4 summited and highest climb so far for #5. My second summit. Gotta love this peak!
Posted Mar 26, 2014 11:07 pm

nhberesUpper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013


Beautiful day on the Grand. Perfect bluebird day and calm as could be on the summit. Definitely going back for more.
Posted Mar 5, 2014 4:22 pm

forgues9999Cascade Canyon trail


is beautiful in the fall. Saw three moose along the way
Posted Nov 12, 2013 4:26 pm

MtnMagicUpper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011


All alone on a beautiful day.
Posted Oct 7, 2013 4:50 pm

WoodswalkerGrand Teton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012


Cold with lots of rime. Owen-Spalding route. A great experience!
Posted Sep 28, 2013 6:47 am

montanachrisAmazing mountain   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2013


Climbed as part of Summit for Someone for Big City Mountaineers. Took the PG route to Upper Exum and finished via the Horse. No views from top but we did marry some fellow climbers! Unforgettable!!
Posted Sep 11, 2013 7:50 am

merrillOS  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013


The weather was supposed to be bad but held out until the second rappel when it started snowing.
Posted Sep 2, 2013 12:11 am

McCannstervia Upper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2013


Soloed Upper Exum in prime conditions. Sunny and warm on top with the usual crowds. Weather came in on the way down. 15 hours car to car.
Posted Aug 24, 2013 10:45 pm

Alex WoodCrowded Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

Alex Wood

Camped at the Moraines and had to hike up in a gnarly storm. We up early and got to the base of the route to discovery we weren't the only ones doing the Owens-Spaulding Route. There were about 40 other people on the route in front of us including a guiding group by Exum of 17. We didn't move fast at all and nearly froze to death. There was also at least two k Che's of fresh snow on everything so that made the going even harder. Climbed it all with gloves and approach shoes. We got down to the trailhead 6:30pm
Posted Aug 24, 2013 10:31 am

deathzonescience Petzoldt Ridge


Climbed Petzoldt ridge route with Rob Hess of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, probably the best guide for Grand Teton. Stayed at Corbet High Camp (11,000 ft)the night before and left at 4 AM on summit day. Summited at 11 AM. The climb is rated 5.7 III, but with climbing in approach shoes, pack and wearing gloves (finally warmed up enough to climb without gloves at about 9:30 AM) it was a fun challenge. Booked it down to the cars and arrived about 5 PM in parking lot. Petzoldt ridge is said to be the best route on Grand Teton. Surprisingly Ron and I only saw 1 other party on the route so it's a great route if you hate the crowds.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 9:26 am

DonnoUpper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1992


14 pitches on Upper Exum after meeting George Knott and Rich on Wall Street.
1991: climbed to Enclosure with dad, Doug, Sully and guide.
2005: climbed Owen-Spalding with Chris & Reza
Posted Aug 16, 2013 11:39 am

scgrantUpper Exum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013


8/14/2013 Climbed with Exum via Upper Exum Ridge route. Quite the amazing experience. Camped at the saddle and had perfect weather on summit day. First real technical climb for me.
Posted Aug 15, 2013 4:04 pm

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