Grand Teton Climber's Log

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Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Sep 15, 2015 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2015

Owen/Spalding  Sucess!

Fun and challenging climb with a great group of friends. The team of Steve, Dan, Cameron, Nik and myself had a perfect weather window. The belly roll and crawl had epic exposure. The double chimney, Owens chimney and Sargents chimney had snow and ice in sections making it a little more challenging. The Grand certainly lived up to its name!


lizrdboy - Aug 28, 2015 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2015

Cold, windy, nice  Sucess!

Great climb up the OS with Matt and Ty.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Aug 18, 2015 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2015

Upper Exum  Sucess!

We were among the first several groups to summit The Grand in nearly a week, because of ice and snow. The weather was perfect for our climb. A little snow on the OS descent, but easily manageable. Great climb!


rocky29oct - Aug 11, 2015 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2015

Awesome climb  Sucess!

Amazing 14 pitch climb....


guerinak - Jul 22, 2015 2:02 pm

OS   Sucess!

Climbed Owen Spalding in 1 day. Icy=spicy! Great climbing and weather held out thankfully. Hiking boots were a poor choice!

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - Jul 5, 2015 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

4th of July!  Sucess!

OS, 1 day, perfect conditions.


thegreyone - May 31, 2015 9:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

First up ...  Sucess!

Went with a great guide from Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Left the parking lot at 9:30 and was up at the Corbett high camp at 1:30. Had beautiful weather. Help had to come in and rescue a bloke that had pulled a boulder on top of him and fell. Got up at 2:30 and headed to the summit at 3:30 on the Upper Exum and the Pawnal-Gilkey route. We were the first ones up and had the summit to ourselves for a 1/2 hour before we left. We could see the west thumb of lake yellowstone and the old faithful geyser basin 65 miles away.

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - Dec 29, 2014 1:38 pm

First Time  Sucess!

Upper Exum - first time climb - done in 1 day


larch32 - Oct 19, 2014 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

Very fun  Sucess!

Owens Spalding. Hordes of people, terrifying afternoon storms, traffic jams outside Jackson Hole, and this was still one of the most enjoyable routes I've climbed. My partner and I debated for a while about what gear we'd need for the route, and finally opted to bring one 60m half rope, a tiny rack, rock shoes, harnesses, helmets... we ended up leaving the gear in our packs until the rappel. I would consider climbing again without a rope, but only if the weather were looking solid before the technical sections. Down-climbing wet granite sucks.

If your reasonably fit, do yourself a favor and do it in a day. We had a handful of route finding issues but still climbed car to car in 12 hours with what felt like a solid but not out of breath pace and plenty of breaks. Also! there is water consistently along the route (at least in August there was) You could probably get away with a single Nalgene.


JRB - Oct 19, 2014 8:38 am

Didn't make it

Got off route on the central rib and ran out of daylight

AjaxHiker - Oct 16, 2014 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2014

Icy & cold  Sucess!

My wife & I climbed the P/G route with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides on a cold windy icy day. Made the summit, which was exhilarating, but will have to go back one day as we had no views to speak of from the top. JHMG is a great service!


BLong - Sep 1, 2014 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

Grand Day!  Sucess!

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.


SawtoothSean - Aug 13, 2014 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014

Best Weather  Sucess!

Did Upper Exum route again. Best weather in 5 trips to the top. Met some great folks also. Saw Bear on the approach and had a great spot in the Meadows. People parachuting around the peaks and a glider plane also around.


dstevenson0204 - Aug 4, 2014 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

Upper Exum  Sucess!

Big goal for me, finally accomplished. One day push from 11:45pm up to the summit via the Upper Exum Ridge by 10am. Sooo incredible!


climbermike85 - Apr 9, 2014 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1989


Yes, climbed the lower and upper Exum (and other routes) to the summit. I love the Grand Teton. The next route to do is the North Ridge!


genkidave - Mar 26, 2014 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

O/S route with the boys  Sucess!

Great day car climbing The Grand with my 2 sons, son in law and daughter's boyfriend. Did Owen Spaulding route. 4 summited and highest climb so far for #5. My second summit. Gotta love this peak!


nhberes - Mar 5, 2014 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013

Upper Exum  Sucess!

Beautiful day on the Grand. Perfect bluebird day and calm as could be on the summit. Definitely going back for more.


forgues9999 - Nov 12, 2013 4:26 pm

Cascade Canyon trail

is beautiful in the fall. Saw three moose along the way


MtnMagic - Oct 7, 2013 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

Upper Exum  Sucess!

All alone on a beautiful day.


Woodswalker - Sep 28, 2013 6:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012

Grand Teton  Sucess!

Cold with lots of rime. Owen-Spalding route. A great experience!

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