Second summit of the day on my Middle>South>Cloudveil>Nez Perce traverse.
Climbed the South Teton several times via Northwest couloir
Climbed in a big day as part of a Cloudveil Traverse Variation
Ice Cream Cone (5.6)
Gilkey Tower (5.6 var)
Climbed same day as Middle Teton. Was much easier to get up than expected from the Saddle, snowfield almost completely melted out. Perfect day for 2 Tetons!
Dry as a bone up there, didn't need any ice axes. Smooth hike the whole way. Started under the full moon.
From AAC Climber's Ranch.
Estimated Length: 8.4 miles one-way.
Elevation Gain: 5,825 feet.
Did it with my girlfriend Margaret who had no experience and only a half-day hike and 2-mile run as training. Ridiculous what some people can do off the couch.
Did along side Middle Teton - blizzard
Climbed South Teton in a white out (no threat of tstorms, just heavy clouds). There was also about 3 inches of snow on the route. I wish we would have had views from the top!
Camped with MD at the platforms the day before summiting. A fairly eventful trip. At camp, a marmot ate chunks of my hiking pole (the cork handles).
On the ascent, we narrowly avoided a thunderous rock slide. We only had to cross a very small section (10-20feet) of steep snowfield below the couloir. The crux of the terrain in the couloir felt like class 3. A small plane flew very close to us when we were on the summit.
Afterwards, we packed up camp, hiked out and drove straight to San Francisco.
Great hike on a warm late summer day utilizing the scree fields to the north of the cave couloir to access sf garnet canyon.
Ascended Northwest Couloirs. Descended the east ridge to Ice Cream Cone. No summit marker, but a great peak nonetheless.
I climbed the South Teton solo via the Northwest Couloir back in June. I started from the car at about 2 AM and was on the summit by 9 AM. The clouds had not burned off yet and were streaming off the Cathedral group in beauteful ways. The climb was covered in snow from Garnet Canyon to the top, and the wind was quite intense in some places. I was the only person on the mountain that day which was kinda cool.
Harder travel without snow compared to the Middle last year.
One of the best hikes I've ever done. Perfectly clear blue skies, slight breeze, amazing views, great route. Unforgettable. Enjoyed this one more than the Middle Teton. 14 miles, 11.5 total hours.
8/17/12 via NW Couloir /descent down towards The Ice Cream Cone (Part of Grand Traverse)
Walked up the NW Couloir after climbing the Middle. If you're going to climb one you might as well climb both. Easy day from camp at the Meadows. Hiked out afterwards. Liked this one slightly more than the Middle.
On a weird traverse from South Teton. Trip report.
double bagged it with middle.
climbed after doing SW couloir, Middle Teton. Long day.