Grand Teton Climbing Conditions September 10th, 2016 UXM & OS

The Grand Teton's 
Upper Exum & Owen-Spalding Climbing Routes
Sept 10, 2016
















Looking down at the Meadows from the switchbacks by Spalding Falls




Looking down toward the Caves & the Meadows from the Switchbacks between the
Petzoldt's Caves Camping Zone & the Morainal Camping Zone






The Grand Teton's Lower Saddle






The Central Rib's Needle


Looking easterly up the Needle's Chockstone Chimney. It runs all the way to the ridgeline of
the Central Rib but most climbers exit it by the Briggs' Slab / 'Belly Roll Almost'




Looking up the main drainage by the base of the Chockstone Chimney


The path to the Briggs' Slab from the base of the Chockstone Chimney.
The chimney & the slab get you to the same place.
Take either variation.


Looking at some other variations along the Briggs' Slab approach


The main drainage - Owen-Spalding Couloir

View from the Briggs' Slab




Central Rib's Lower Crossover to reach Wall Street




Access to the gully from the Wall Street Couloir
The gully takes you to the wide Wall Street Slab


Looking back at the Central Rib


Upper & Lower Crossovers


Upper Exum Climbing Route


Detail by Friction Pitch Variations


Wall Street


Wall Street


Wall Street's Step Across
Upper & Lower variations

Wall Street's Step Across
Lower variation

Wall Street's Step Across
Lower variation

Wall Street's Step Across

Wall Street's Step Across

Wall Street's Step Across

Looking down the Golden Stair

Access to the Wind Tunnel

Wind Tunnel's boulder problems

Wind Tunnel's boulder problems

Wind Tunnel Gully

Variations above the WTG

Friction Pitch

Friction Pitch

View back down the WT Gully from the ledge between the Jern & the Friction Pitch

View back down the Jern from base of FP

View up the Friction Pitch. Most climbers take the knob line.

Friction Pitch

FP - knob line

FP - view from just above the crux of the FP. Go left or right from the knob.


FP




The upper section of the FP has small but good holds.

Exiting the Notch Gully

V-Pitch

Crack variation to east of V-Pitch

V-Pitch far right

View to the NE - zoom. Climbers on the Main Rap Overlook.

Middle Teton vew

Looking back at the Boulder Problem in the Sky



Eastern aspect of the Horse and just below the summit


Summit



Cascade Canyon

East Ridge of GT

The Owen-Spalding Climbing Route

Sargent's rap



The crux in Sargent's Chimney - not too bad but a little tricky. It's a short crux.

Main Rap Overlook

Sargent's Rap

Main Rap

View back toward Sargent's - Green arrow follows the southern wall of Sargent's. Green arrow points toward the Main Rap. Purple arrow follows the northern wall of Sargent's - easier way. Purple arrow points toward the Owen Chimney.


Catwalk


Climbers exiting the Double Chimney


Middle of the DC


Exiting via the 2nd Entrance of the DC


View into the 2nd Entrance by the exposure.


View into the 2nd Entrance by the exposure.



Exits off the upper eastern side of the Upper Saddle. We took the WHITE arrow route.








Sack-o'-Potatoes

Lower Saddle view from the western side of the Needle





NOT a toilet. A 'Rest Stop'

Only pee on the western side of the saddle

















Fixed Rope



Moraines

Caves - in sunlight