All the Teton Cathedral Peaks are just massive and there is no "lessor" peak...even if this one is not as high as the others...it is still quite the peak.
My favorite way that I summited the South was from Avalanche Canyon. Up from Snowdrift Lake and then back out Garnet Canyon. It was a long day and I had lots of miles in the dark. The ridge up from Avalanche is a long way, 3,000 feet after the long hike to the lake, lots of fun.
Climbed the South Teton right after the Middle Teton. I thought the South was much easier than the Middle. The views to the south and west were simply astounding--the highlight of my trip.
My wife got spooked about 500 yds. from the summit and so she stopped climbing. I continued on solo. I then climbed the Middle Teton right after.
Very fun! and now I have climbed all the major peaks in the tetons!
I've had two great days climbing the South Teton - NW Couloir and the Cloudveil-S.T. Traverse. Both climbs were great fun!
From camp at Meadows, climbed as aclimatization hike day before Grand summit. Great views, straight forward route.
Solo climb from Garnet Canyon/Lupine Meadows. Great peak for a day hike; avoided snow the entire way. Had a VERY close encounter with a black bear munching on huckleberries 10 min into the hike. He couldn't have cared less about my presence; those huckleberries are damn good!
Great climb up the Middle and South Tetons and back in time for dinner.
12 hours car to car. Exquisite views the whole way!
Day hike from the meadows. Ran into a grizzly 10 minutes into the hike at dawn. Wanted the middle but settled for the south without an ax.
Set up camp in the South Fork, then climbed the Middle and South Tetons together the next day (standard routes on both). Early morning thunder and lightning both days, but it cleared up quickly. Great mountains and views of the rest of the range.
Fun snow climb from the saddle. An easy climb and well worth it for the views. Highly recommended!
Solo, tagged the South and the Middle on the same day. Might as well huh? Once you're back in that far, you may as well get both.
From Snowdrift Lake, a traverse up the south side, over to Middle T, and descent via the rotten W side of South Teton.
I traversed from Middle to South. There were definite ashes in the cracks on top of South. Any news about someone's ashes being spread up there? It's not exactly a place there would've been a fire.
In a place with so many established routes, I doubt I made a new one. But it wasn't in the book. Awesome views of the range!
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.