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Mount Owen

Mount Owen

Mount Owen

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.74700°N / 110.7966°W

Object Title: Mount Owen

Elevation: 12928 ft / 3940 m


Page By: Matt Lemke

Created/Edited: Sep 27, 2003 / Jun 18, 2008

Object ID: 151913

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Page Score: 86.52%  - 24 Votes 

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Located inside of the Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen is one of the greatest of the Teton peaks in height and climbing interest. All routes require mountaineering skill and vary in degree of difficulty from 5.1 to 5.10. The quality of rock and spectacular views makes Mount Owen one of the most appealing climbs in the Tetons.

When To Climb

June through September are the usual climbing months.
Months outside of this range encounter snow, ice and the associated dangers but don't necessarily make the mountain unattainable.

Red Tape

Grand Teton National Park Entrance Fees
A pass is required to enter/re-enter the GTNP. Single entry fees are listed below. Details on other types of passes can be found at http://www.nps.gov/grte/

Single entry pass - valid for 7 days - $20.00 per vehicle; $10.00 per person for single hiker or bicyclist ; $15.00 per motorcycle

Permits are required for backcountry camping within the GTNP and can be obtained at the Jenny Lake ranger station. Arrive early and be prepared to stand in line during peak season. (some people bivy in the parking lot or outside the ranger station)

Routes Overview

West Ledges - II, 5.1
Southwest Ridge - III, 5.6
South Face - III, 5.6, A1
South Chimney - III, 5.6
Fryxell - II, 5.4
Bunton - II, 5.6
Koven - II, 5.4
East Ridge - II, 5.6
Northeast Snowfields - III, 5.6
Crescent Arete - III, 5.7
Run-Don't-Walk Couloir - IV, 5.9, A3, WI4
North Ridge - IV, 5.9
North Face - III, 5.6
Northwest Ridge - III, 5.7
Northwest Face - III, 5.6
Serendipity Arete - IV, 5.6, AI or IV, 5.7
Intrepedity Arete - III, 5.10-
North Ridge - IV, 5.9


American Alpine Club's Climber’s Ranch
The American Alpine Club's Climber’s Ranch is located 7 miles past Moose Junction on Teton Park Road and offers shared cabins with bunks (bring your own sleeping bag) for $8 per night member/$16 non-member. A cooking area and showers/restrooms are on site. Spots are available on a first come/first served basis but some reservations are taken. Call ahead for specifics - 307-733-7271. AAC membership is not required.

Grand Teton National Park has five campgrounds all on a first come, first served basis. Jenny Lake campground has 49 sites for tents only and fills very fast. Other campgrounds: Gros Ventre - 360 sites, Signal Mountain - 86 sites, Colter Bay - 350 sites, Flagg Ranch - 175 sites, and Lizard Creek - 60 sites. Colter Bay and Flagg Ranch each have over 100 full RV hookup sites.

Mountain Conditions


Winter Weather Forecasts: Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Hotline - 307-733-2664

Getting There

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Voted 10/10

The grade for this route is more like IV, 5.7 A0 or IV 5.9 because of the sketchy moves at the Koven Chimney below the summit.

Great page!
Posted Oct 2, 2003 12:36 pm

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