Owen Spalding (Original Route) Climber's Log

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geeman

geeman - Jul 16, 2017 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2017

It takes two  Sucess!

Still a lot of snow on the mountain. Traveling to the lower saddle required crampons and ice axe. We had to turned back the day before after reaching the black dyke above the lower saddle due to thunderstorms. Submitted via the Owen-Spalding just in time before snow showers hit us during the rappels on the way down.
Timeline: departed JHMG high camp at 3am, summit at 10am, back to the Lupine Meadows trailhead at 8pm with one hour break below JHMG camp.

WyomingSummits

WyomingSummits - Aug 6, 2016 11:01 pm

Fun climb  Sucess!

Fun, but I prefer the Owen chimney variation.

BLong

BLong - Sep 1, 2014 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

Grand Day!  Sucess!

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.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Nov 13, 2013 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1996

First outdoor technical  Sucess!

Prior to this I had only climbed in gyms and practiced rappelling outdoors. What a way to jump in and go big or go home! Ooof, knees hurt on the way down, though.

WayneFry

WayneFry - Jul 10, 2013 1:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013

A Great Day  Sucess!

Climbed with the Sierra Mountaineering Group (SMG). We had to wait out some bad weather for the first few days but got luck on day 3. Perfect weather and we spent about an hour on top. The views from there are pretty darn incredible.

Darren9

Darren9 - Jul 7, 2013 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013

Early conditions  Sucess!

Climbed with Sierra Mountaineering Group. After waiting for weather and climbing to the Upper Saddle the day before, we summited on a fantastic, cloudless day. The route still had some ice, especially the chimneys, which required the use of an ice tool. The rappel was very exciting. This route is indeed a classic and well worth climbing!

PanamaRed

PanamaRed - Sep 29, 2012 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008

First Major Climb  Sucess!

I did this back when i was a wee lad in high school. It is what got me interested in climbing.

zoomloco

zoomloco - Jul 7, 2011 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Windy on OS  Sucess!

A beautiful peak, but the route is definitely easier than 5.4. There is a lot of hype about this route, but the rock is solid but not so amazing; we roped up but I was scrambling, looking for the technical section; before I realized it I was over it without placing any pieces. Apparently there were especially windy conditions, and a lot of clouds, which meant the downclimb and rap was hard to find. But nonetheless a beautiful peak I will return to, albeit via other routes...

reboyles

reboyles - Dec 16, 2010 6:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1977

On Descent  Sucess!

Like the Exum, the first time I climbed this route was on a descent of the Grand. After a couple of trips we finally figured out where the rappel spot was.

kunz82414

kunz82414 - Oct 28, 2010 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

Yes  Sucess!

Loved it, great weather

GrumpyJohn

GrumpyJohn - Aug 30, 2010 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Solo  Sucess!

Pretty cool route. I meant to do it with a partner but...

pyerger

pyerger - Jul 23, 2010 5:04 pm

os  Sucess!

Nice climb, but not as good as the upper exum.

bryangast

bryangast - Jan 9, 2010 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1993

Cold  Sucess!

Great climb. Cold ice chimney though.

bfrench

bfrench - Apr 28, 2009 12:37 am

OS  Sucess!

Climbed solo one evening with no one on the mountain.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jan 16, 2009 5:57 pm

2nd big mountain  Sucess!

The second big mountain that got me hooked, after Mt. Moran's Skillet glacier

dfrancom

dfrancom - Oct 18, 2008 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

yipee  Sucess!

Very fun,, and better than expected. I enjoyed the top

regolithe

regolithe - Jul 20, 2007 3:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Me and my sis  Sucess!

Holy crap. It's exposed.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jul 15, 2007 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

An awesome!!!!  Sucess!

Really fun climb. Got on this route on accident and finished it out. Great exposure and really good rock.

Dan

snowhiker

snowhiker - Apr 7, 2007 3:50 pm

what a time we had  Sucess!

I loved this route i did it with two friends of mine Carlos and Paul..... Paul if you read this we need to clime some more peaks

laureljarndt

laureljarndt - Aug 16, 2006 12:00 am

get er done  Sucess!

First alpine experience, wanted to do the direct, but got shut down, just glad to get the OS done with my buddy Dan

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