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.
Attempted the grand traverse. After summiting Teewinot and traversing to the base of Mt Owen, bad weather rolled in and we decided to bail. Not fun trying to make the descent from there!!!
Awesome climb in Tetons, great view of Grand Teton. Can wait to go and climb Tetons again.
Seven times I have been blessed to sit on the summit of summits. There are not too many peaks with such an incredible little high point to hang out on. I need to get back up an old favorite. Take a helmet, lots of people up there knocking rocks down.
My partner got sick on me so we turned back. Still, it was a wonderful scramble! Maybe next time?
Got stuck about 300 feet below the summit. Heavy snow year made this trip very sketchy!
I loved the summit scramble, amazing view. I vote that its the best summit in the range, with the most exposure.
A fun intro to the Tetons for an attempt at the Grand. I think I was a bit off route though. I ended up in some low 5th class fun. Amazing views of Owen and the Grand from the top! (Got turned around by weather on the Grand later in the week :( )
got off route on to some sketcy terrain, some low 5th class. All in all an excellent climb!
2nd attempt. This summit and the summit of Eldorado in the Cascades are the two coolest I've seen!
Started at 2:30 am towards the Grand traverse. Saw the sun rise on top, along with the other three parties also heading for the traverse!
Tagged the summit via the East Face, en route to Owen. Beautiful sunrise and good partners.
A fun climb on snow, then rock, then more snow, then more rock, etc. etc. Awesome summit pinnacle and a fun climb/slide back down. The views are simply incredible from the top.
If I recall correctly, it took me four attempts in spring/summer 1993 before I finally summitted via the east face in dry, late season conditions. I then climbed the east face again in early June 1996 in spring conditions and again in August 1996. The east face is a great Teton climb.
We summited Mt. Moran the day prior and we had a failed attempt in the spring on Teewinot so we got in a second summit during our 3 day trip.
Soloed the peak. I didn't have any exposure difficulties, but slowed myself down because I couldn't make up my mind between rock/snow, although either one didn't matter. The ranger I secured my camping permit from was climbing the route as I descended. He probably wanted to climb the peak anyways, but knowing I was the only climber up there on my own may have partly led him to the peak. I've got to say, the Teton rangers really seem a knowledgeable and concerned bunch. They have their act together.
Climbed East face on our attempt for the Cathedral Traverse. 3.5 hours to the top, hauling ass for the most part except to eat lunch below the narrows...
Summit panorama video