Grand Teton rappel

Top of the famous rappel to the upper saddle on the Owen-Spaulding Route - Grand Teton. (before bolts installed)

Photo taken 1 August 1965 by Fred Spicker.


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Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Sep 30, 2003 3:16 pm - Voted 10/10

That's a lot.....

.....of snow for August! And look at that old pack. Probably a "new" pack in 1965. Good shot!

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Sep 30, 2003 3:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: That's a lot.....

Yeah, that is a great shot. Someday, I hope to survive long enough to be able climb mountains for almost 40 years! Pretty amazing.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Sep 30, 2003 5:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's a lot.....

40 years exactly - my first summit was the summer of 1963 :-)

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Sep 30, 2003 8:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: That's a lot.....

Damn, the Grand was probably about a 1000 ft shorter then. Fred, you should see how much it's grown since then. :)


tlogan - Sep 30, 2003 5:04 pm - Voted 10/10

impressive to say the least

the title says it all...


rpc - Oct 17, 2003 12:42 pm - Voted 10/10

great shot!

what a place!


Saintgrizzly - Jul 23, 2004 1:02 am - Voted 10/10

No's just time.

1965? That's an incredibly long time ago, Fred. I don't even remember being alive then, although I suppose it could be my memory might be shot. (Isn't that the first to go?) --Vernon

James C

James C - May 31, 2005 10:53 pm - Hasn't voted


just looking at this picture puts my balls in my throat. yikes

Erik Beeler

Erik Beeler - Oct 25, 2005 1:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: wow

Its not the height that puts my balls in my throught - its looking at that "anchor" and those ropes!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Apr 12, 2007 4:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: wow

I agree. The subject of many a nightmare for me!

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Apr 26, 2008 12:37 pm - Voted 10/10

My first want for a summit was 1962

I wanted to climb Caslton Tower Moab after seeing it in a Natl. Geogr. mag,That is what got me motivated to start climbing . Did climb the Grand Teoton many times in the seventies and eighties

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