Still a little snow, pretty straight forward route finding with the worn climbers trail up top. The summit is amazing!
Climbed twice within a week, great conditions.
On July 10th 2008 the East Face route was snow all the way from just below the Worshipper to the summit. This was an awesome day for me in the mountains. My partner wasn't up to the climb so I did it alone and it was very rewarding and satisfying. Just a few feet below the actual summit point I took off my crampons not needing them for the final few feet. I hung out for few minutes and took some photos. When I went to put them back on for the descent, one crampon was found moved about 10-15 feet away from the other. Must have been a marmot or something. That would have been disastrous to have lost one or both crampons on the summit. So, watch out for little thieves!
Fun early season climb with warm snow conditions that were still solid enough for cramponing up. Summit pinnacle was amazing and sparkling, such exhilarating exposure! got some fun pictures as well.
Perfect conditions. Snow field still big. Life is good!
An early Tetons summit for me. The exposure on the summit rock itself is exhilarating. For non-technical climbers even the easiest route will be about all they will want. Easily one of the most rewarding and fun climbs in the Tetons which should be on everyone's list!
Fun and Fantastic - perfect climb
Quick midday jaunt. Awesome summit and views.
Climbed with Sierra Mountaineering Group on a hot day in late June - three teams of two climbed the East Face and assorted ridges and were rewarded with one of the most amazing views of The Grand and Mt. Owen. Simply fantastic!
This is a peak with a great summit block and an awesome view of the north face of the Grand. I climbed this peak with a group of six from Sierra Mountaineering Group (SMG). We split up into teams of two and climbed three different routes up the east face. It was a good climb and we were completely blown away by the views on the summit.
Climbed the East Face every year since 2010. Also traversed from Owen, which is roughly 5.6 going over the East Prong. Trip report.
Headed up in very light snow June 21, 2013. Luckily as we climbed the clouds came and went and the precipitation didn't amount to anything. Nice 4th class scramble, with the snow sections being the most challenging. The views were amazing. Spotted a bear in the meadow near the parking lot on the descent. We had to leave the trail to avoid it, and we made a lot of noise to warn it.
I have made 2 ascents of Teewinot in the last year, one early season, one late season. The mountain is definatly much more dangerous with lots of snow. It is a very fun scramble in the late season.
8/15/12 Via East Face (To Start the Grand Traverse)
Finally made it to the summit with my son that is now 13, and his friend. We first tried it when he was 10, got weathered off at 11 and he broke his collar bone when he was 12 that quickly ended his climbing season that year.
First foray into the Teton Range on new crampons, with the usual navigational difficulties headining initially too far right past the Worshiper and Idol.
This was one of the most beautiful summits I have ever been on. The mica in the rock sparkles all around you and is magical. The "actual" summit can be a little hair-rasing. It is one you will remember for a lifetime. East face route.
Very cool summit. Like sitting atop a dog house.
AClegg and I took our 10 year old sons. We turned around 500' below the summit. Still a fun trip. Have to try it again next year.
Did the East Face on August 13, 2008 with dunsum as the first leg of the Cathedral Traverse. This section ought to go quickly for those continuing to Owen and the Grand (think 3-3.5 hours to the summit), especially if you're planning on completing the traverse in a single day.
We met a pair doing the traverse just below Owen who were headed to the North Ridge of the Grand when we were bedding down for the afternoon to bivy. We heard them as it got dark shouting belay commands. A cold and uncomfortable night without bivy gear on the North Ridge....I was glad to be bivying, especially as the slower pace placed this among the best two days I've ever spent in the mountains.