Grand Teton Climber's Log

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Misha - Sep 7, 2009 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2009

Direct Exum  Sucess!

Etsuko and I hauled our packs to the Lower Saddle the day before. My watch (and its alarm) broke down on the way up. Woke up way too late but went up the route anyway. Pitched out Lower Exum and solo'd most of the Upper ridge. Topped out with one hour of daylight to spare and decided to spend the night on the summit instead of braving a blind/unknown descent down iced up Owen-Spalding. In retrospect, it was a great idea; cloudless warm night on the summit of this great mountain is hard to beat! This is a beautiful and truly classic route!


merrill - Aug 30, 2009 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

OS  Sucess!

Took 3 new guys up the OS with a bunch of ice and snow left over from the recent snow but we made it despite waiting 3 hours at the upper saddle for the 16+ climbers ahead of our group. Chalk up a successful #3.


jvoss - Aug 10, 2009 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009

OS Summit  Sucess!

Great climb with Exum. Reached summit at 7:45am and watched "Old Faithful" erupt. PERFECT weather - guide didn't even use his headlamp due to full moon and balmy conditions. Back to the saddle before 11:00am.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Aug 6, 2009 1:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1996

Exum Ridge  Sucess!

I climbed the upper exum route. Incredible.


CBakwin - Aug 4, 2009 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009

Yo  Sucess!

4 hrs from the saddle to the summit via upper Exum (including a wrong turn up OS that cost us about 600' vert). 6 hours out to TH. Very fantastic climb!


davebobk47 - Jul 31, 2009 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

OS Owen Chimney  Sucess!

Started up the Upper Exum but bailed quickly due to ugly looking clouds. Made it up the OS Owen Chimney var. Some ice still in the chimney from a nasty storm that hit 2 days prior. Amazing summit.


gobriango - Jul 29, 2009 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Upper Exum  Sucess!

First multi pitch climb for me .... Absolutely fabulous !!! Unbelievable time with great friends. Will be back to the Grand for more I'm sure.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jul 23, 2009 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Upper Exum w/ Exum Guides  Sucess!

Awesome climb with great guides--Rick and Brian--plus a great group, and superb weather.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jul 15, 2009 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

Easiest Route  Sucess!

Great climb with Adam from CoHP and Kevin Mahoney guide from Exum.


courtpace - Jun 1, 2009 2:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2008

failed attempt

Slept in parking lot under an excursion because of rainfall and lack of tent. Started hiking at about 2. Made it to the saddle in 3 hours. Weather was bad and snowy. Planned on upper exum route but only made it to the eye of needle and turned back. Next time....


bfrench - Apr 28, 2009 12:34 am

Grand Teton  Sucess!

One of my favorites.


NCclimber - Mar 15, 2009 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Upper Exum

Finished the V-pitch, went around to the left (wrong) side of the wall, decided to bail down the rappel to save light. WoundedKnee and I will be back to finish it...


mthomas - Mar 14, 2009 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004

via the Owen-Spalding Route  Sucess!

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.


alphasteve - Dec 24, 2008 1:52 am

Gandest of all

It's called the Grand for a Reason. I could climb it a 1000 times and never never tire of it's awesomeness


sunniemh - Dec 4, 2008 12:09 am

OS route!  Sucess!

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!


ScottyP - Nov 13, 2008 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

OS  Sucess!

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.


dfrancom - Oct 20, 2008 2:23 pm

Exum, Owen Spalding  Sucess!

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)


merrill - Sep 4, 2008 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Owen-Spaulding  Sucess!

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.


Diggler - Sep 3, 2008 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

complete Exum  Sucess!

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!


gordonye - Sep 2, 2008 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

Direct Exum  Sucess!

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.

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