Solo hike, Great time!
Great steep snow route that takes you to the Southeast couloir and tops out at the notch between the north and south summits. Easy rock to the true summit.
Greatest July 4th ever! After the climb we watched fireworks from the lawn of Snow King. Great couloir climb, learned a lot.
Did this 3 times last summer. My first big mountain, definitely not my last. The first time I puked the whole way up, but summitted anyway! Good walk-up route, but have moved on to bigger and better things.
Great climb. Inspiration for the Grand The following year.
With Zach Marquis in 2002?
Cool Summit, nice glissade down!
This was my first real mountain climb. I did it in one day, but took enough provisions for three because I thought I might get lost. My pack was so heavy!!!
A fantastic one day trip to one of the most beautiful locations in the Tetons. Unfortunatly I summited alone as ice about 300 feet from the top turned around my other group members. Incredible views though!
We started out of the trail about 8 and made it to the summit by 2 and spent nearly an hour relaxing and enjoying the view and beautiful day. It was a great day on a great mountain.
With my friend Karl Lainhart. We camped with our wives, Vonda and Tracie (thanks girls!) just above the Meadows at the beginning of the South Fork of Garnet Canyon. While the girls waited at camp, we summited the next day and returned to the Climber's Ranch. It's a long deslolate way to the saddle between the Middle Teton and the South Teton!
early morning ascent
I climbed this twice in summer 1993 (via Southwest Couloir) and thrice in spring/summer 1996 via the Glacier Route, Northwest Ice Couloir, and Buckingham Buttress. I climbed the BB in one long day from the Climber's Ranch. Dustin couldn't find one of his rock climbing shoes during his pre-dawn preparation, so he climbed the route in his big old leather boots. He actually took a whipper at one point and was thankful for the single cam he had placed after running it out. Another close call in the Tetons. We made the mistake of napping for an hour on the summit, and felt like crap when we woke up.
Well...this was it, the training climb for the Grand....after a month of laborous duties in the kitchen back in Yellowstone, I finally ventured out into the Tetons....Quite a trip, considering that I was hitchhiking.....4 different cars stopped for me, thank you. A monster truck, a pickup, and some car with a big dog and the the van. In the last car, which was a modified RV Van we almost got killed by this immense rain storm that swepped through the Tetons and this car was gonna give out and the doors were flying open, but then it stopped and the clouds came to pass, just as I made my way towards the trail....Had to spend an extra night in the tent @ Lupine Meadows cause of an awful rain storm, good thing I had enough provisions...I stood on the summit around noon, and quickly made the descent as the approaching thuderstorm was going to hit anything within its range. When it was safe to run, I did, and as thunderbolts were striking within feet of me...I run some more and then I got on my back and slid all the way to the Meadows...what a thrill...3 days in the Tetons, and thank you for stopping and thanks for that food on the way back, this nice guy was willing to share some food with me as he knew I was beat and starved....carry on
John and I made a base camp in the South Fork of Garnet Canyon. From there we headed up to the base of the climb. The first 500 feet or so is easy 5th and 4th class. The climbing is solid after this and has a little of everything (mostly friction and flakes). We reached the South Summit of the Middle, rappelled down and scrambled up the North summit of the Middle Teton. From here we descended down the Class 3 route and scrambled up The South Teton (easy Class 3), then headed back to camp, broke camp and busted out - back to the car by 9pm.
Found lots of goodies on this climb including a vintage ice-ax. Not sure why this route isn't done much because it's pretty good and long (6-10 pitches). Did South Teton this day also
Solo climbed standard route, about 5 hours to summit from trailhead. Ice axe was helpful but not required. Fun climb, probably my favorite to date. Amazing views from the summit.
Penelope May and I hiked up the SW Couloir from our car, parked at Lupine Meadows. I took us a little over 11 hours RT. Found a lot of boulder and talus hopping, large ammounts of scree to cross and fairly long distance to the summit. But the views along the way were wonderful.
Fun climb. Only a few pitches worth of roped climbing. Pretty laidback route.
With James Barnett. Nice ice in upper reaches. Interesting route finding on the descent.