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
Went up the Southwest Couloir with cold winds whipping in from the west. There was a lot more walking through snow and boulder fields than actual climbing, but the views in Garnet Canyon and at the summit were awesome. This was my first Teton climb. See "Northern Rockies Trip" trip report for details.
Took my nephews up, car to car. SW coulior.
Can't even count how many times I have climbed this peak. It's a classic and always a fun day.
I would rate this as a classic. Fun scrambling with generally firm rock. Spectacular views. Still a little snow but nothing to require and ax or crampons.
Started at Lupine Meadows TH and hiked it in conjunction with the South Teton - the day after doing the Grand also from the TH. Climbed a (unnamed?) S/SE couloir or chute - mostly Class 3-4 with a few class 5 moves and an interesting Belly Crawl like traverse. ~14,000' elevation gain in two days.
Started 4am. Last 1,400 feet of snow was ice and rock hard. Had a blast cramponing up and down SW couloir. Summit views are amazing. Was up there with 3 JL climbing rangers. 11 hrs car to car. This mountain is spectacular!
Summited with my buddy Jonas. We had a wonderful camp at the Meadows the night before with nobody around. We tried a shortcut up towards the SW Couloir and I mysteriously loss my crampon. After the retrieval, the clouds and wind set in. Once in the clouds, an eerie calm set over the snow-filled couloir. Cool feeling on the final summit ridge. Returned to camp and slept for ages.