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....
Excellent route. Typical Teton peak, excellent granite climb, followed by a crummy walk down.
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.
Durrance Ridge, Fun, quick climb. 6/28/03
SW Ridge, Excellent route, lots of fun! 7/11/09
This is a great climb!
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.
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!
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.