I climbed this peak from the Meadows in Garnet Canyon after climbing Middle Teton on the way. It was a beautiful warm sunny day with great views. Round trip over the two peaks from the Meadows took 7 1/4 hours.
Snow climb above the saddle between the Middle and South.
The day started with me smashing the alarm clock against the wall. The damn thing did not ring! At the end of the day, returning to the trailhead, I felt like I was the happiest person on the entire planet.
Fantastic views and surpisingly easy from the saddle compared to the middle. Much better views from the summit though. Avalanche canyon is amazing. I highly recommend this summit.
Easily done after the Middle Teton- nice views. Looking good toward Idaho that day
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We reached our campsite and had the tent set-up by 3:00 p.m. It was a beautiful day, so we decided to go ahead for the summit (forecast was for clear skies all day). We reached 12,000' and then got hit by a thunderstorm. We hauled ass back to camp and made it safely. We then got up the next morning and went for the summit. It only took us about (3) hours to make it to the summit. We then packed up our campsite and made it back to the truck.
Time to summit of the South after summiting the Middle, 3:59:03 hrs from Lupine trail head, to Middle summit, to South summit. A little snow remains, but could practically avoid all of it if you wanted to. Views from the South are incredible!!! My first time up the South and will probably do it every time I do the Middle from now on.
nice hike. planned to traverse but got hit by bad weather
Climbed on same day as the Middle Teton. Great view of the Middle and Grand from the top.
With ridge traverse to Cloudveil Dome.
Same day that I did the middle. lots of snow made for fast movement up and down.
Great 3 day trip, still lots of snow in boulder fields above 10,000, made aproach to saddle easy. Super views of Tetons, Valleys and Idaho.
climbed in cunjunction with the Middle great day
Climbed South Teton, together with Middle Teton from Lupine Meadows Trailhead, solo in 12 hours car-to-car. Climbing South Teton added about 2 hrs to the trip, but it's well worth it since the views towards Middle and Grand are outstanding and I had the peak all to myself (everyone else was only climbing Middle). The guidebook calls it 4th class, but I'd say mostly 3rd with only a few exposed moves when gaining the couloir. Luckily, there was no snow on the route. Great day in the mountains with two nice summits.
I have climbed South Teton on three separate occasions...most recently in 2000. It provides unmatched views of The Middle and The Grand!