Upper Exum Ridge Climber's Log

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ChristianG

ChristianG - Jun 24, 2018 7:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 1993

Teton Classic with crowds to boot  Sucess!

This really is a classic for a reason. However, if you are looking for a solitary mountain experience this certainly isn't it. Crowds can be problematic and backed up in peak seasons which explains the amount of rockfall seen/felt on lower routes and couloirs. The feeling of the sun hitting once you exit wall street never gets old especially in late season climbing. The few times we have (almost) had the route to ourselves is transcendent and led the way to alpine routes further afield. When coming back to the valley after a long absence a brutal car to car ascent made us feel our age.

Trailboss88

Trailboss88 - Jul 15, 2016 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2016

fun but longer than expected  Sucess!

Left camp in Garnet Meadow at 4:30am, summited at 7pm, returned to camp at 11pm. Significant amount of time on snow but the ridge was mostly dry.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Aug 18, 2015 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2015

Perfect Conditions...  Sucess!

We were among the first several groups to summit The Grand in nearly a week, because of ice and snow. The weather was perfect for our climb. A little snow on the OS descent, but easily manageable. Great climb!

dstevenson0204

dstevenson0204 - Oct 11, 2014 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

One Day Push  Sucess!

So amazing! One of the best days of my life in the mountains so far!! Ran into Jimmy Chin and Conrad Ankor too. It was sick

McCannster

McCannster - Aug 24, 2013 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2013

Solo  Sucess!

Car to car solo in 15 hours. Awesome route.

scgrant

scgrant - Aug 15, 2013 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013

Fantastic Route  Sucess!

8/14/2013 Climbed this route with Exum guides. We left base camp at the saddle at 4:15 am. Climbing the first several pitches in the dark was interesting. The Step Across in the dark sure got the blood pumping. We started seeing our first signs of light as we entered the Wind Tunnel. We reached the summit a little before 8 am and enjoyed a little over a half hour of ideal conditions on top. Our descent was by way of the 100' rappel and the OS route. Awesome experience.

JonW

JonW - Jun 28, 2013 9:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

Fast  Sucess!

Simul'ed after the lower exum. Passed a bunch of parties lost and pitching it out.

Fletch

Fletch - Oct 22, 2012 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

Sweet Day  Sucess!

Hazy at the top and the descent was a little cold and icy, but a great day nonetheless.

PanamaRed

PanamaRed - Sep 29, 2012 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

First Lead   Sucess!

It was my first time leading climbing. Needless to say it was awsome! Wall Street was quite a rush, as well as the V pitch! I recently climbed it again on September 1, 2013, and once again had a blast!. We did the route car to car. My foot was killing me on the descent however, and it took me all night to get back to the car.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Aug 12, 2012 11:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

Fun scramble  Sucess!

Mostly a scramble. Led cruxy friction pitch. Cool rock.

strudolyubov

strudolyubov - Sep 5, 2011 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Upper Exum Ridge  Sucess!

Solo climb of the Upper Exum on a one-day ascent from Lupine Meadows. Rapelled Owen-Spalding. 12 hours total car-to-car. Fun climbing on an incredible rock, nice exposure/position, stellar views -- classic route!

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marauders - Aug 31, 2011 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

Classic  Sucess!

Always a classic climb.

Pfeiffer75

Pfeiffer75 - Aug 15, 2011 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Awesome  Sucess!

Awesome climb, an experience I will never forget. I have never been so cold while in the Wind Tunnel waiting for other climbers to go forward.

aedwards

aedwards - Aug 9, 2011 10:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011

Upper Exum  Sucess!

Fun.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Aug 1, 2011 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

Little more than an exposed scramble  Sucess!

The views by reputation are stunning, but not much to see when weather has come in. A jagged scramble past some pretty exposed terrain in spots. Placed very little pro on the route.

benners

benners - Jan 31, 2011 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

Awesome  Sucess!

Sweet route. Blitzed it in 13 hours car to car.

Gumbie

Gumbie - Oct 1, 2010 7:23 am

Upper Exum  Sucess!

3/5 stars

heather14

heather14 - Aug 8, 2010 9:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Great Route  Sucess!

After only an hour of sleep thanks to the wind blasting through the Moraine all night we managed to make it up with amazing weather. The Leap of Faith off Wall Street gets your attention. Interesting route finding (we joined with a team that had done it before, but still had to do a little route finding). We went too far right and missed the V pitch, but made up for it with the fun "boulder move". Great mountain, route and day. Can't wait to come back...

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jul 27, 2010 3:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1996

Upper Exum  Sucess!

Excellent route to the top.

pyerger

pyerger - Jul 23, 2010 5:02 pm

upper Exum  Sucess!

I have done this route twice, and will do it again. Mountain climbing at it's finest.

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