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Desert ClimberGreat day on a great mountain  Sucess!

Desert Climber

We started out of the trail about 8 and made it to the summit by 2 and spent nearly an hour relaxing and enjoying the view and beautiful day. It was a great day on a great mountain.
Posted Mar 14, 2006 6:31 am

patb4365Route Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: August 11, 1991  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1991


With my friend Karl Lainhart. We camped with our wives, Vonda and Tracie (thanks girls!) just above the Meadows at the beginning of the South Fork of Garnet Canyon. While the girls waited at camp, we summited the next day and returned to the Climber's Ranch. It's a long deslolate way to the saddle between the Middle Teton and the South Teton!
Posted Feb 23, 2006 9:11 pm

joel2loungeSW Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2005


early morning ascent
Posted Feb 19, 2006 9:16 pm

Sam Page5x  Sucess!

Sam Page

I climbed this twice in summer 1993 (via Southwest Couloir) and thrice in spring/summer 1996 via the Glacier Route, Northwest Ice Couloir, and Buckingham Buttress. I climbed the BB in one long day from the Climber's Ranch. Dustin couldn't find one of his rock climbing shoes during his pre-dawn preparation, so he climbed the route in his big old leather boots. He actually took a whipper at one point and was thankful for the single cam he had placed after running it out. Another close call in the Tetons. We made the mistake of napping for an hour on the summit, and felt like crap when we woke up.
Posted Feb 14, 2006 4:26 am

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: June 22nd, 2002  Sucess!


Well...this was it, the training climb for the Grand....after a month of laborous duties in the kitchen back in Yellowstone, I finally ventured out into the Tetons....Quite a trip, considering that I was hitchhiking.....4 different cars stopped for me, thank you. A monster truck, a pickup, and some car with a big dog and the the van. In the last car, which was a modified RV Van we almost got killed by this immense rain storm that swepped through the Tetons and this car was gonna give out and the doors were flying open, but then it stopped and the clouds came to pass, just as I made my way towards the trail....Had to spend an extra night in the tent @ Lupine Meadows cause of an awful rain storm, good thing I had enough provisions...I stood on the summit around noon, and quickly made the descent as the approaching thuderstorm was going to hit anything within its range. When it was safe to run, I did, and as thunderbolts were striking within feet of me...I run some more and then I got on my back and slid all the way to the Meadows...what a thrill...3 days in the Tetons, and thank you for stopping and thanks for that food on the way back, this nice guy was willing to share some food with me as he knew I was beat and starved....carry on
Posted Jan 6, 2006 1:38 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: SE Ridge (Buckingham Ridge)- 5.8 Date Climbed: August 18,2001  Sucess!


John and I made a base camp in the South Fork of Garnet Canyon. From there we headed up to the base of the climb. The first 500 feet or so is easy 5th and 4th class. The climbing is solid after this and has a little of everything (mostly friction and flakes). We reached the South Summit of the Middle, rappelled down and scrambled up the North summit of the Middle Teton. From here we descended down the Class 3 route and scrambled up The South Teton (easy Class 3), then headed back to camp, broke camp and busted out - back to the car by 9pm.

Found lots of goodies on this climb including a vintage ice-ax. Not sure why this route isn't done much because it's pretty good and long (6-10 pitches). Did South Teton this day also
Posted Dec 30, 2005 9:47 pm

BaurMichaelRoute Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: July 5, 2005  Sucess!
Michael Baur,

Kristin Long
Posted Dec 27, 2005 4:44 pm

Alcas24Route Climbed: SW Couloir Date Climbed: July 18, 2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2005


Solo climbed standard route, about 5 hours to summit from trailhead. Ice axe was helpful but not required. Fun climb, probably my favorite to date. Amazing views from the summit.
Posted Oct 25, 2005 2:48 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: SW Couloir Date Climbed: August 20, 2005?  Sucess!


Penelope May and I hiked up the SW Couloir from our car, parked at Lupine Meadows. I took us a little over 11 hours RT. Found a lot of boulder and talus hopping, large ammounts of scree to cross and fairly long distance to the summit. But the views along the way were wonderful.
Posted Oct 23, 2005 5:07 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: Chounard Ridge Date Climbed: July '04  Sucess!


Fun climb. Only a few pitches worth of roped climbing. Pretty laidback route.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 10:19 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Glacier Date Climbed: August 1985  Sucess!


With James Barnett. Nice ice in upper reaches. Interesting route finding on the descent.
Posted Sep 4, 2005 9:37 pm

peakcrazyRoute Climbed: north ridge Date Climbed: 8/4/05


We started very early in the morning around 3. The whole day it looked as though there was going to be a storm. And when we had reached the lower saddle and turned around because of lightning and freezing rain and snow.
Posted Aug 13, 2005 2:42 pm

mountainTRIALS.comRoute Climbed: Southwest Coulior Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!


Time from Lupine trailhead to summit marker = 2:45:08 hrs. Straight forward. A tiny bit of ice and snow in the coulior, but not bad. Perfect weather! Fun! Headed up the South after summitting the Middle. Saw one bear on descent.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 1:17 pm

dukehikerRoute Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: July 19, 2005  Sucess!
Camped overnight in a beautiful grassy spot high in the South Fork of Garnet Canyon. Route to the summit from there was a mix of snow and rock which was a little edgy for this 50+ eastern hiker, but ultimately doable.
Posted Jul 21, 2005 8:17 am

althegreekRoute Climbed: glacier Date Climbed: may 2003  Sucess!


nice and straightforward. uncrowded in early season, made for a nice climb. deep snow though. shouldve brought the skis.
Posted Jul 12, 2005 7:07 pm

Joseph BulloughRoute Climbed: Glacier Route Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!

Joseph Bullough

Summited via the Middle Teton Glacier route. Lots of snow for mid-June, so we were able to crampon all the way to the summit. Just under 11 hours R/T from Lupine Meadows. Excellent route.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 5:12 pm

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: July 25, 1995, Aug 1, 1998, July 21, 2001  Sucess!


I never get tired of climbing this mountain. It's a great climb with a awesome view of the Grand. First time there the couloir was icy and filled with snow. It was a challenge to climb. Second time we had white-out conditions on the summit. Third time we had perfect weather and climbed it with the South Teton in one day.
Posted May 1, 2005 7:21 pm

dunsumRoute Climbed: several Date Climbed: July '97  Sucess!


Northwest Ice Couloir, 8/2/97

Southeast Ridge, 6/12/99

North Ridge (solo), 8/27/00

Chouinard Ridge, 8/10/03

Glacier Route, 6/18/05
Posted Apr 7, 2005 4:33 am

mr kieranRoute Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!
Climbed solo. Technically an easy climb, but physically very challenging as a day hike. An an incredible view from the top, and an incredible experience all around.
Posted Mar 19, 2005 6:09 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: Glacier route Date Climbed: fall 2003  Sucess!


This was a good climb - although it might've been better if we'd made a high camp instead of doing car-to-car. The glacier's a lot of fun - a few pitches of snow and ice that aren't too steep. Above the rock work is mid 5th class at the hardest if you're on route. Meaning, if it's harder, you're off route!

I think this one would be better earlier on in the season, when the upper portion of the route is covered with snow or ice - the mixed climbing sucked some serious time out of our schedule and we ended up stomping out in the dark. Luckily the Village Inn in Jackson was still open for an 11pm grease-fest....

Posted Sep 7, 2004 12:07 am

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