With Margaret Pratt. This was the scene of a near-death experience. Arriving from sea level without acclimatizing, I was unsteady and took a surprise slip at the top of a snow couloir while descending at dusk. Since I had just belayed my inexperienced partner down, I had a rope on, but with a full runout. The fall line took me onto a vertical drop to horrendous rock terrain before I could arrest. Just before the first life-changing or ending impact, the rope stopped me: it had wrapped around and dug into a 6" edge of a suncup high above to provide some unexpected natural pro, made of nothing but snow!
A great peak, but be careful.
Fun solo trip while my friend Steve recovered from an ankle injury the day before.
A very tall hike. Good thing we were in good shape after a week in the park. Great summit. Made me jealous I was not on the Grand.
July 1994 Teton Extravaganza.....one word.....WOW
Fun day trip. Short approch for a Teton Peak.
Very nice Teton scramble. Next time up I'll work up the nerve to stand on the summit.
Probably one of the most memorable climbs in my short repetoir. Even though the east face is the easiest route up it makes climbs like middle and south seem like walk-ups. An amazing summit though and some fanstastic views.
Day started out well and after some route finding difficulties we arrived on top an hour and a half later than planned. we flew down the mountain and just as we hit the lupine meadows TH it started to get gray and rainy. man were my quads uspet the next day...
I was in way over my head on this one. Luckily, a guy descending from the summit suggested that maybe I should turn around and I obeyed. Incredible climb if you know what you are doing. My issues were lack of route finding ability, poorly fitting shoes, and lack of real steep snow slope experience. I will try again with someone who knows what they are doing.
Pretty chill 5.6 route. Great view of the Grand and Owen. Good solo route. Only one or two pitches that would be worth roping up for. Can do it pretty quick from the car.
One of my favorite climbs in the Tetons and certainly one of the best summits around....
Climbed with Andy and ATTM. Some of the best rock and some of the worst rock around. Fun climb.
My group (two guys and I) set out early in the morning on an attempt of the East Face but accidentally ended up climbing the Northeast Chimney (one of the best mistakes I have ever made). It's more challenging than the East Face and requires more rock climbing skill than the Owen Spalding route up the Grand Teton which I did a few days before Teewinot. We did eventually come to a point where we couldn't downclimb what we had just come up, so the only way to get down was to summit first and try to figure it out from there. Other groups were surprised when they summited and found two guys and a girl all talking on cell phones trying to figure out how to get down! Luckily we were able to figure it out. Take a look at my trip report!
Nice peak to end this summer's trip to the Tetons with.
My husband and climbing partner, bthere, claims we climbed this on our 1 year anniversary. Not true, we climbed it days prior to our wedding. This I know because I was certain my family would end up at my funeral instead. The north face was adventurous, but REALLY lose rock and poor pro. One of my anchors consisted of a cordellete slung around a small, loose boulder that I sat on top of in an effort to make a stronger anchor. Due to the loose rock all I could think during the entire climb was "please let there be no people underneath this climb".
Great climb, tougher on the legs and knees than anything else, one mistake on the climb though was to not bring an ice ax, the snow patches about 3/4 of the way up are made much easier and quicker when an ice ax is available. Also be sure to bring lots of water as there are precious few run-off springs on the route in which to fill up. Great, fun climb perfect for begginers or people looking for a fun and challenging day!
This is a great mountain to climb. The route basically goes straight up the mountain. There is some fun 4th class scrambling. The view of the Grand and Mount Owen is very beautiful but the descent is a little hard on your legs.
Direct North Ridge, 7/4/97
East Face, 8/26/00
East Ridge, solo, 7/27/06
Cathedral Traverse, via East Face, 8/13-14/08
Summitted, but early altitude sickness ended what is probably one of the more pathetic attempts at the Grand Traverse in recorded history.
Solo ascent, like most of my ventures. Climbed base to summit in just over 4hrs...would've been less, but I spent an hour futzing around looking for the route. Only one pitch with any real exposure, but it was enough to make things interesting...oh yes. And downclimbing it was even more exciting. At least the rock was firm. Magnificent, unique view from the summit. LOOONG way down, hard on the knees. Met three parties on the descent, all real friendly folks. My car was an oven when I got back.