I hurt my ribs on this climb. I fell and my brother in law's belay saved my life. I had a lot of air beneath me! It was the first time I ever fell against standard protection as opposed to being top roped or in a gym. It happened too fast to be scared. After crashing against the rock I grabbed it like a cat and had an easier climb up than where I was a moment before. It took a few pitches to settle down mentally. After that my ribs started to hurt. The only choice was to go on. The rapel on the way down was neat. The hike out was a slog.
Started the Exum route but exited at the start of the Upper Exum because the weather was threatening. We ended up getting to the summit via the OS route.
Always fun in the mountians
had a blast
Upper Exum, car to car. Ran into some fresh snow on top, which turned everyone back down that day but us. Us being Dr. Vandervort and Galina. With the doctors superb leading skills we found our way down. Long day to say the least, but a great adventure.
Summited 2 day OS route
My wife and I did OS in a single day from Lupine. Started around 2:30 and were on the summit around 11:30. It was great day and had good weather until around 1:30.
2-day climb. Excellent!
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.