Grand Teton Climber's Log

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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.

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Aug 28, 2008 10:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008

by owen-spalding route  Sucess!

Beautiful moutain, great weather in spite of a cold wind blowing all the day long


Bluebell08 - Aug 27, 2008 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Awesome mountain  Sucess!

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.


kpthomson - Aug 27, 2008 3:09 pm

stuck at Briggs slab

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....


tacoturner - Aug 27, 2008 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

O/S again  Sucess!

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.

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