nice climb, great day and no people on the route
Great views from the King of the Tetons.
An enjoyable climb up and down the O-S route. I saw enough of guided climbing this day to know that I would never go on a guided group climb outside of the Himalaya.
Upper Exum for the finish. Good route, great exposure. Descended through the Sargent Chimneys back to the upper saddle.
Enjoyed a windy day on the exposed Exum ridge. The climbing is never too difficult but always offers options to keep it exciting.
Left Lupine Meadows at 3:00 AM. We hit the step around on Wall Street around 8:00 AM, was nerve racking yet not too difficult. Not knowing the route too well slowed us down. I loved the Wind Tunnel, did not like the Friction Pitch and found an easy line past the Dihedral. Once on top of the ridge, we travesed over to Sargents Couloir on the OS and made it too the top. Very long day!
Climbed with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides via Pownall/Gilkey as part of Summit for Someone. Parts of the route were iced over which made things interesting. JHMG was amazing- highly recommended if going guided.
A great peak! We lucked out with great weather except for an occasional snow shower on the summit. Refer to my trip report for more details.
Exum guide Brian H took us up with beautiful moonset and sunrise.
Tried to bring my (new to climbing boyfriend) up the route - but he was not comfortable with his abilities.. Ended up hooking up with two boys from Texas. One of the two got sick and we sent him down. Ended up having a great day with Gregg (who after we got off route by traversing almost all the way to the North side of the Grand) had to warm my frozen hands up before we completed the climb in less than an hour.
Super fun day - would love to back and do the Exum Ridge... maybe someone can talk the park service into shortening those -way to long- switch backs on the approach :D
Climbed with Aaron, Barry and Cinda...bivied at the Moraine and had a long but fun day. The V-pitch was my favorite! Weather was good except for a few sprinkles descending between the Upper Saddle and Lower Saddle. Thanks to Christian and Adam for letting us join ropes on the raps...very cool of you! And good job to you doing the Complete Exum car-to-car that day!!
After getting snowed off the N. Ridge we punted and soloed the Upper Exum. Have climbed the Smith Otter Body, N. Ridge, Upper and lower Exum and Underhill. Been on top 7 times.
We solo downclimbed the Upper Exum after climbing the Smith/Otterbody route on the S. Face.
Bivied at Lower Saddle. The chimneys on the upper part of the route were iced up, making for a much more interesting climb than the guidebook description would suggest.
My partner bailed so I went solo. My first technical alpine climb that I soloed! Great time, although a long day!
Great route on a great mountain coinciding beautifully with great weather and great partners (Kevin, Joshua and Geno).
What a monster! climbed Upper Exum, a classic indeed!
With Margaret Pratt. A classic.
Done again with SPer kennedy3 on 8/25/2012.
summitted via Upper Exum Ridge in a frightening building thunderstorm. The single best climb I've ever done.