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

BLong

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

Sarah SimonFirst outdoor technical  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1996

Sarah Simon

Prior to this I had only climbed in gyms and practiced rappelling outdoors. What a way to jump in and go big or go home! Ooof, knees hurt on the way down, though.
Posted Nov 13, 2013 1:15 am

WayneFryA Great Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013

WayneFry

Climbed with the Sierra Mountaineering Group (SMG). We had to wait out some bad weather for the first few days but got luck on day 3. Perfect weather and we spent about an hour on top. The views from there are pretty darn incredible.
Posted Jul 10, 2013 1:18 am

Darren9Early conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013

Darren9

Climbed with Sierra Mountaineering Group. After waiting for weather and climbing to the Upper Saddle the day before, we summited on a fantastic, cloudless day. The route still had some ice, especially the chimneys, which required the use of an ice tool. The rappel was very exciting. This route is indeed a classic and well worth climbing!
Posted Jul 7, 2013 6:31 pm

PanamaRedFirst Major Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008

PanamaRed

I did this back when i was a wee lad in high school. It is what got me interested in climbing.
Posted Sep 29, 2012 7:05 pm

zoomlocoWindy on OS  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

zoomloco

A beautiful peak, but the route is definitely easier than 5.4. There is a lot of hype about this route, but the rock is solid but not so amazing; we roped up but I was scrambling, looking for the technical section; before I realized it I was over it without placing any pieces. Apparently there were especially windy conditions, and a lot of clouds, which meant the downclimb and rap was hard to find. But nonetheless a beautiful peak I will return to, albeit via other routes...
Posted Jul 7, 2011 12:07 pm

reboylesOn Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1977

reboyles

Like the Exum, the first time I climbed this route was on a descent of the Grand. After a couple of trips we finally figured out where the rappel spot was.
Posted Dec 16, 2010 6:45 am

kunz82414Yes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

kunz82414

Loved it, great weather
Posted Oct 28, 2010 7:22 pm

GrumpyJohnSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

GrumpyJohn

Pretty cool route. I meant to do it with a partner but...
Posted Aug 30, 2010 9:45 pm

pyergeros  Sucess!

pyerger

Nice climb, but not as good as the upper exum.
Posted Jul 23, 2010 5:04 pm

bryangastCold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1993

bryangast

Great climb. Cold ice chimney though.
Posted Jan 9, 2010 4:23 pm

bfrenchOS  Sucess!

bfrench

Climbed solo one evening with no one on the mountain.
Posted Apr 28, 2009 12:37 am

Ted Eliason2nd big mountain  Sucess!

Ted Eliason

The second big mountain that got me hooked, after Mt. Moran's Skillet glacier
Posted Jan 16, 2009 5:57 pm

dfrancomyipee  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

dfrancom

Very fun,, and better than expected. I enjoyed the top
Posted Oct 18, 2008 12:13 pm

regolitheMe and my sis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

regolithe

Holy crap. It's exposed.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 3:23 am

Dan DaltonAn awesome!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

Dan Dalton

Really fun climb. Got on this route on accident and finished it out. Great exposure and really good rock.

Dan
Posted Jul 15, 2007 8:28 pm

snowhikerwhat a time we had  Sucess!

snowhiker

I loved this route i did it with two friends of mine Carlos and Paul..... Paul if you read this we need to clime some more peaks
Posted Apr 7, 2007 3:50 pm

laureljarndtget er done  Sucess!

laureljarndt

First alpine experience, wanted to do the direct, but got shut down, just glad to get the OS done with my buddy Dan
Posted Aug 16, 2006 12:00 am

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