Great one-day climb (15 hours RT), too bad the top was in the clouds as a thunderstorm approached so we didn't see anything, but still a great climb.
It's called the Grand for a Reason. I could climb it a 1000 times and never never tire of it's awesomeness
I just climbed the Grand for my first time. I loved every moment! Did it in a day ascent! Always been a dream of mine! Can't wait to do it again!
Climbed the OS through a hail storm! It was a great climb with huge winds on top! I will come back for the Exum Ridge direct.
This mountain is truly majestic,, I have climbed the Upper Exum twice and I just did the Owen Spalding.. I have had fantastic weather each time.(Crossing my fingers)
My climbing partner's brother wanted to go so we chose the OS to keep the day from getting too long and we got off route for 1.5 hours up the great west chimney and had to back track. It was quite the easy route after we got back on the right route.
This was the highlight of my trip to the Tetons (esp. considering the weather prevented us from doing any of the other climbs we'd planned). It was great to be able to go back here to climb a (THE) peak only accessible to "experienced" climbers, as the ranger told me as a kid when I visited with my mom (one of my favorite vacations ever). Even better to do one of the classic routes with a good friend.
To Moraine Camp from TH took 5 hours of moderate hiking. We were starting up the base of the ridge by 8.30, after leaving camp at 6.30. We were at Wall St. at ~15.30, & summited ~17.30. Back at camp by 21.30. Belayed 1.5 pitches on Upper Exum (including the Friction Pitch). Fittingly, led/climbed the whole thing in my 5.10 Exum Guides (time for a career change??? :)
Great completing another CLASSIC route (it truly deserves that designation) on another world-class mountain with ya, G Man. Weather was great, rock perfect, views tremendous, & position commanding. A great trip, & an awesome climb!
A long day from moraines camp with Dirk. For the upper Exum we roped up for the friction pitch and a short section just before that. The rock is beautiful and amazingly varied, and we had about perfect weather. The "black face" pitch and the last pitch of the lower Exum were my favorites. Summit views were incredible. The approach and regular descent route were hell compared to most routes I've done in CA, the descent rappels were intimidating too.
Beautiful moutain, great weather in spite of a cold wind blowing all the day long
Climbed Pownall-Gilkey with group of 6. Alpine start at 0430 from high camp, had the summit to ourselves for 45 minutes around 0930. Sunny but cold and windy on shaded western side of mountain.
With 2 others, lust above the upper saddle heading for Pownall-Gilkey route when a party mem came down w/ breathing problem on Briggs Slab. So live to climb anohter day, we turned around....
Incredible weather again for my second Teton visit... Camped at Meadows and climbed South for aclimatization after rough night (super windy), then Grand via the OS next day. Soloed everything to pass the great weather/end of season/Saturday morning crowds--must have been 30 parties on the mountain. Just over 4 hours up from the meadows, about an hour off of my previous time.
Beautiful climb, even on a windy, cloudy day. Highly recommend the Owen Chimney to those who are looking to spice up the ascent with another pitch of technical climbing. My first time to summit the Grand but definitely not the last!
Started at 4AM and dayhked it. We finished about 3PM. Great climbing on Upper Exum.
1st trip to Jackson Hole. I have seen hundreds of pictures of the Tetons and until you see them in person you will never know. I'm lucky to have climbed the Grandest of them all.
Got off-route and finished the V-pitch at 4pm. At the time, the route to the summit wasn't obvious to us, so we rapped off to make sure we had enough daylight. Good thing, too, as we decended the wrong gully and had to retrace some of our scrambling back through the eye of the needle. A fun climb, but I'm upset I didn't finish the last couple hundred feet to the summit.
Excellent route. Did the Petzold Direct to the Upper Exum. Some excellent exposure and a classic route. Highly recommended.
A fine route on a proud mountain. The threat of storms kept us moving; round trip time was 13 hours from Lupine Meadows.
Climbed this mountain three times. Iwas successful all three. One on the O.S., and twice on the upper Exum. Will have to go back again!
As they say "a classic route". Six hours round trip from the lower saddle.