Lower Western Rib

Variations Between The Grand Teton's
Lower & Upper Saddles

A few trip reports for April through October

July 17th, 2016 (UXM) PNG Variation 
Overview - Upper Exum
Overview - Owen-Spalding
Detailed Look At Specific Route Features

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Usually, climbers don't climb along the Lower Western Rib. There's nothing wrong with trying but it will 'waste' time. When snow covers everything, climbers may bootpack up the opening between the Lower & Upper Western Ribs. The drainage between the Upper Western Rib & the Central Rib's Bench is usually avoided due to the rockfall hazard. The main drainage is the Owen-Spalding Couloir. The drainage to the west of the LWR is the Dartmouth Couloir.

Enjoy Safe Climbing