Climbed Middle Teton via SW Couloir route on a day trip from Lupine Meadows TH. Nice hike, beautiful weather, incredible summit views!
Hiked up the SW Couloir in a thick pea soup from camp at the Meadows. Fog cleared quickly right as we got to the summit making for some incredible views. Quick jaunt up the South before heading back to camp and hiking out.
Hey guys, good to see you up there!
Yeah, you too Sen! We're gonna have to stop meeting in WY like this. Maybe we should just start coordinating our future trips up there and save some gas money :)
Got a late 8:30 start so I didn't make in time since rain was imminent. There was more snow crossing than I expected and my approach shoe footwear made it slow going. Crampons would have made crossing the snowfields faster and safer. Had to self-belay with my ice axe a couple of times.
One of the best experiences of my life.
Lovely day, highest altitude I've ever been. Saw a butterfly float by at the summit. Wonderful views.
incredible views, incredible scenery..
What an adventure. Loved it.
A walk-up with a spectacular summit
Solo on a perfect day. Was also my first time using an ice axe.
full on blizzard on our way out.... Love WY
climbed together w/ South Teton
Lots of snow.
The couloir was in perfect shape. Alpine ice mostly, with random patches of water ice to place a screw. Snow covered the couloir wall to wall, allowing us to place rock pro and clip pitons. It was like Skywalker couloir on Arapahoe, but on steroids. Classic alpine ice climb!
Crampons all the way to the top. Great views.
Snow all the way to the top, and good cramponing in the morning. Trip report.
Also via Dike route, which has about 3 moves of 5.6, some easier 4th and 5th, and a lot of scrambling. It's fun. Trip report.
A fun day.
Seven hour round trip starting at 2:30 in afternoon. Via SW couloir route. Winter set in for good the next day.
Nice hike even though we had to turn around about 200ft from the summit