Grand Teton Climber's Log

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hiker100 - Mar 23, 2006 11:13 pm

Upper Exum - Northern lights DATE CLIMBED: AUG 2001

Second time up the upper exum. This time with 3 friends who had never been out of the gym. What a great first climb! As we started hiking the northern lights were out in full force.


trinityalpsman - Mar 22, 2006 5:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 1972

A Grand Old time  Sucess!

See my trip report:


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2000

Owen-Spalding  Sucess!

Ran into R. Garibotti (sp?) on between the Lower and Upper saddles. He was guiding and Exum group up the OS. They and we were going to do the upper exum, but because of snow the night before, we opted for the OS. We also ran into some Jackson Hole Mtn Guides on the summit, one named "Bean" who rolled his own cigarettes on the summit.


OhNoIDidnt - Mar 3, 2006 3:39 am

Upper Exum  Sucess!

Beautiful climb, great weather, took us a while.


patb4365 - Feb 23, 2006 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1991

Route Climbed: Owen Spalding Date Climbed: August 14, 1991  Sucess!

A wonderful time with my good friend Karl Lainhart. This was a grand adventure for two Kentucky boys with limited alpine experience. Spent the night on the lower saddle, then summited the next day in great weather.


joel2lounge - Feb 19, 2006 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005

OS  Sucess!


Sam Page

Sam Page - Feb 14, 2006 4:45 am

11x  Sucess!

I climbed the Grand once in summer 1993 and ten times in spring/summer 1996 by the following routes: Owen-Spaulding (2x), Direct Exum (2x), Upper Exum, Petzoldt Ridge, Underhill Ridge, East Ridge, North Ridge and North Face. I climbed the North Face in 19.5 hours car to car with someone who later became an Exum Guide. It was our first and only climb together. I made the mistake of starting up the first 5.6/7 pitch in my hiking boots and took a 10-15 foot whipper about 100 feet above the glacier. Brian was probably thinking, "what the hell have I gotten myself into!" I then put on my climbing shoes while hanging from a single cam and tried desperately to redeem myself. We did quite a lot of simul-climbing and encountered occasional showers of rock and ice while on route. We summitted at 4:30 and enjoyed light rain during the rappels on descent. A true alpine experience!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 5, 2006 10:03 am

Route Climbed: Upper Exum Date Climbed: Sept.1, 1974  Sucess!

Classic !!!


Livelife4Summits - Jan 6, 2006 2:31 am

Route Climbed: Owen Spalding Date Climbed: August 1st, 2002  Sucess!

I came to Wyoming with one goal only, to climb the Grand Teton....and after three months of working in Yellowstone and recruiting a crew that would help me make that dream possible, it happened. But, I believe it was a combination of luck, will and determination that helped us to accomplish this feat. Thus to all those that seriously doubted us, and thought that we would die somewhere, somehow on this trip....well it didn't quite work out like that. This was an amazing culmination for me, of a dream, of a plan, of a summit that I wanted to do....


SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2000

Route Climbed: Owens Spalding Date Climbed: August 19, 2000  Sucess!

Long day scramble and climb, in part because of the permit system. The Rappel was the most exhilirating part of the day. Regardless of how many people, this peak is special.


markmay - Dec 8, 2005 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: Upper Exum Date Climbed: July 20 2003  Sucess!

What a beautiful place...I can't wait to come back!!


alpinedan - Nov 15, 2005 10:46 am

Route Climbed: Direct Exum Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!

great climb

El_Capitan - Oct 12, 2005 2:20 pm

Route Climbed: Upper Exum Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

We originally wanted to climb the Exum Direct but it was quite cold in the morning and we didn't want to climb with gloves on. The guide groups left quite a bit earlier than us so we had some trouble finding Broadway to start the Upper Exum. It was obvious once we found it. To help the acclimitization, we spent a night at the Meadows, then the Saddle before summiting.


fritzd - Oct 6, 2005 9:23 pm

Route Climbed: Upper Exum Ridge Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!

It was a perfect day and a great scramble/climb. We ran into some traffic on the way up and at the rappels on the way down. The Jackson Mountain guides generously allowed us to alternate with their group on the 120 ft rappel. Thanks guys! Check out the trip photos at'05/pages/078f%20Tetons_edited.html

pwdrqst - Oct 4, 2005 3:05 pm

Route Climbed: Owen-Spaulding Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day...


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:16 pm

Route Climbed: Black Ice Couloir Date Climbed: Feb 2000  Sucess!

One of the hardest climbs of my life. Winter ascent of the couloir with a finish up the OS for a summit. Round trip, car-to-car was 36 hrs. One of the most demanding days of my life. A day that's been hard to repeat.


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:15 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Summer '99  Sucess!

Some don't like this route cuz of the amount of scrambling to technical pitches. However, a great mountaineer's route.


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:14 pm

Route Climbed: Exum Date Climbed: Summer '99  Sucess!

Great climb, but, too many people during the main season.


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:14 pm

Route Climbed: Petzoldt Ridge Date Climbed: June '04  Sucess!

Amazing climb. Just as good as the exum but with no crowds.


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:13 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: July '04  Sucess!

Phenominal climb. One of my favorites. Pretty big day out. Climb is loose at first, but gets into some great pitches high up.

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