After gale force winds at the Upper Saddle forced us to retreat on the 16th, we returned on the 17th to climb the peak via the Owens Spalding Route. The Grand is an incredible mountain and the OS is an excellent, direct and easy route. We started late the second day, leaving the trailhead at 10:00 AM. We summited at 5:00 PM and had the whole peak to ourselves. It was glorious redemption after the previous day's failure.
Did Upper Exum route again. Best weather in 5 trips to the top. Met some great folks also. Saw Bear on the approach and had a great spot in the Meadows. People parachuting around the peaks and a glider plane also around.
Big goal for me, finally accomplished. One day push from 11:45pm up to the summit via the Upper Exum Ridge by 10am. Sooo incredible!
Yes, climbed the lower and upper Exum (and other routes) to the summit. I love the Grand Teton. The next route to do is the North Ridge!
Great day car climbing The Grand with my 2 sons, son in law and daughter's boyfriend. Did Owen Spaulding route. 4 summited and highest climb so far for #5. My second summit. Gotta love this peak!
Beautiful day on the Grand. Perfect bluebird day and calm as could be on the summit. Definitely going back for more.
is beautiful in the fall. Saw three moose along the way
All alone on a beautiful day.
Cold with lots of rime. Owen-Spalding route. A great experience!
Climbed as part of Summit for Someone for Big City Mountaineers. Took the PG route to Upper Exum and finished via the Horse. No views from top but we did marry some fellow climbers! Unforgettable!!
The weather was supposed to be bad but held out until the second rappel when it started snowing.
Soloed Upper Exum in prime conditions. Sunny and warm on top with the usual crowds. Weather came in on the way down. 15 hours car to car.
Camped at the Moraines and had to hike up in a gnarly storm. We up early and got to the base of the route to discovery we weren't the only ones doing the Owens-Spaulding Route. There were about 40 other people on the route in front of us including a guiding group by Exum of 17. We didn't move fast at all and nearly froze to death. There was also at least two k Che's of fresh snow on everything so that made the going even harder. Climbed it all with gloves and approach shoes. We got down to the trailhead 6:30pm
Climbed Petzoldt ridge route with Rob Hess of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, probably the best guide for Grand Teton. Stayed at Corbet High Camp (11,000 ft)the night before and left at 4 AM on summit day. Summited at 11 AM. The climb is rated 5.7 III, but with climbing in approach shoes, pack and wearing gloves (finally warmed up enough to climb without gloves at about 9:30 AM) it was a fun challenge. Booked it down to the cars and arrived about 5 PM in parking lot. Petzoldt ridge is said to be the best route on Grand Teton. Surprisingly Ron and I only saw 1 other party on the route so it's a great route if you hate the crowds.
14 pitches on Upper Exum after meeting George Knott and Rich on Wall Street.
1991: climbed to Enclosure with dad, Doug, Sully and guide.
2005: climbed Owen-Spalding with Chris & Reza
8/14/2013 Climbed with Exum via Upper Exum Ridge route. Quite the amazing experience. Camped at the saddle and had perfect weather on summit day. First real technical climb for me.
Fantastic route, but long, 19 hour day. Got nervous coming down in the near dark, but had a wonderful time.
We climbed the O.S. route with the Witich Crack Var. We camped at the moraine the day before and after. The weather was perfect! Sun all day and no rain while we camped and climbed. Though on the night before it did storm in the valley nothing happened on the mountains.
I think we saw you guys on the mountain! Glad you had a safe summit!
After a streak of bad weather we found a perfect day to summit. No wind, sunny, warm weather and not another soul on the famous Upper Exum. Absolutely the most amazing climbing experience of my life only slightly dulled by the 20 hr, 7000 ft day from the Lupine TH.