Symmetry Spire Climber's Log

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Andinistaloco - Aug 28, 2006 5:29 am

SW ridge  Sucess!

Nice line - steep, blocky, kick-ass views. A bit loose on the first and last pitches but definitely a classic. Fun moment - doing the last pitch and watching the last boat leave far below....

edl - Sep 27, 2005 8:32 am

Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 1997  Sucess!

Excellent route. Typical Teton peak, excellent granite climb, followed by a crummy walk down.


Jolee - Aug 17, 2005 1:46 am

Route Climbed: SW Ridge 5.6, Durrance Ridge Date Climbed: June 1998, August 2001  Sucess!

This was my first multi-pitch, alpine climb ever. Also my first lead. A great Teton day-trip. Have climbed this with bthere, garretstevens and his wife. Great times, but never catch the boat in time and ALWAYS have to walk around Jenny Lake during the hike out.


dunsum - Apr 8, 2005 3:56 am

Route Climbed: Durrance Ridge, III 5.7 Date Climbed: June 28th 2003

Durrance Ridge, Fun, quick climb. 6/28/03

SW Ridge, Excellent route, lots of fun! 7/11/09

spud-climber - Aug 19, 2004 11:57 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 5, 2004  Sucess!

This is a great climb!


gato - Aug 21, 2003 4:30 pm

Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

Great route, superb rock and great views from the top loooking at the Cathedral group. Did this route with close friends, one of the best days in the mountains ever.


b. - Aug 21, 2003 2:11 pm

Route Climbed: SW Ridge, Durrance Ridge Date Climbed: June 1999, August 2001,2003  Sucess!

This was my very first multi-pitch climb in the mountains. I actually went off-route from the SW Ridge to the south face finish (5.9), cursing and sweating the whole way. The rock is suberb, the SW Ridge route is incredible, and I even liked the Symmetry Couloir hike!

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 11, 2003 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2003

Multiple Routes  Sucess!

SW Ridge (II 5.7) -- July 29, 2003 -- Climbed to the summit with David Kozak and Mark Lane in about 3 hrs. Really great climbing with lots of exposure, especially on our 5.8 "Hanging Flake" variation on the last pitch. The approach up Symmetry Couloir isn't bad, but coming back down is a bit of a pain.

No Perches Necessary (5.9, 2 pitches) -- August 9, 2007 -- Not really a route on Symmetry Spire, but rather a rock climb on the lower flanks of the Symmetry Group above Jenny Lake. Mary and I climbed the route for an easy day while we were recovering from Mt Moran. Really a nice climb with great gear on the 5.9 first pitch. The second pitch is a bit run-out between bolts, but it's all there. Can be done in about 2-3 hours from the boat dock.

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