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Darren9great fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013

Darren9

Sierra Mountaineering Group climbed the Owen Spalding route with the Owen Chimney variation because it looked like the more direct and fun way to go. The chimney was an exciting lead requiring at least one ice tool, (or two) and being somewhat challenging with AND without crampons - members of our party did it both ways. Definitely the most fun part of the route!
Posted Jul 7, 2013 6:42 pm

patascentGirl's day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

patascent

Fun day trip climbing with Julie. Lots of ice in the chimneys made the lead a little harder than expected...super fun though.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 6:47 pm

SKIClassy Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

SKI

Soloed the peak using this variation as the standard was extremely wet. Poor Paul-Wall took a rock to the chest attempting the Lower Exum and had to sit this one out.
Posted Jul 20, 2010 8:11 am

ScottyPGreat Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

ScottyP

Great route
Posted Dec 18, 2009 4:08 pm

davebobk47Awsome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

davebobk47

Climbed this after deciding the clouds weren't good enough to attempt upper exum. Some ice but lots of fun.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 3:04 pm

TetonJimmyWittich Crack Var  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2006

TetonJimmy

Awesome day. 6 person party, car to car in 12.5 hours. We moved very fast on the ascent, reaching the lower saddle in 3 hours.
Posted Aug 10, 2008 6:37 pm

JonWfun route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006

JonW

This is a great route and provides a great feeling of accomplishment when done in a single day from Lupine Meadows. We brought a single 60m rope and could never find the alternative rap point. We hooked up with a soloist also carrying a 60 to make the rap in one shot. The rappel can get really backed up, especially with weather moving in.
Posted Oct 29, 2007 4:00 pm

mrwsierrawonderful day
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2002

mrwsierra

Climbed this variation to the summit of the Grand a few years ago. One of my favorite summit days ever - sunny and warm on the top. Was quite chilly in the early morning.
Posted Jun 1, 2007 5:14 pm

seth@LOKIUltra classic!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1996

seth@LOKI

The Exum is perhaps a bit more intriguing, but this climb is a classic and keeps you thinking on the way down if you don't repel (which also requires thinking. I recall giving up looking for the anchors and descending Owen's the first time. I'm not sure which is best?
Posted Aug 17, 2006 6:14 am

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