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
Easy soloing up and down the East face. A strong mind will help you overcome the exposure, not a climb for persons afraid of heights, however easy... It helped our route finding that I'd been there in 2006. 9 hours round trip, going semi-slow on the descent.
Summit Panorama Video
Two of us soloed the route. Good fun.
A very different (and safer) climb than my 1982 ascent. Lots of route choices on this face and ours, apparently not the easiest, had one low 5th class pitch and one 80' rappel, all with pleasant, solid rock. The world's fattest and friendliest marmot lives at the summit.
Made it as far as the gully a few hundred feet below the summit. Two of us waited there while a third member of our party went on to tag the summit. Someday, I'll get back to try again.