Main Rappel to the Upper Saddle

The Grand Teton's Main Rappel to the Upper Saddle


People have fallen from the rappel. Exercise great care as you move around.


It's easy to kick rocks loose around the rap. Walk with care.


Do not stand below the rap to watch climbers. This is a rockfall zone.




View from the SE toward the NW.














  










40m is longest drop if you drop to the far north end of the LZ on the saddle










Notice the slings by the alternative 2x70 rap - middle-right











Lots of loose rocks on the approach.




















 Looking down to the NE from the Exum Ridge - climber at Main Rap Overlook area





 At the very top of the photo are climbers at the 1st setup of the 2x70' raps

   
  
 Climber in Sargent's Hidden Exit with Main Rappel Overlook in background

   
   
Climbers leaving Sargent's and scrambling to the Main Rappel 




   
  







 Far NE corner of Upper Saddle - looking toward Belly Roll

2x70 rap second setup


2x70 rap second setup

2x70 rap - second setup in front. Looking at climber on main rap line

Main rap line as seen from above


  
Looking at the rappel from the lower western side of the upper saddle



Climber belaying climbers on the northeast side of the Main Rap Overlook as they come off the Catwalk.


  
  

  
 Approaching the Upper Saddle with Main Rap in background


  
 Pownall-Gilkey at far right of Upper Saddle - series of 'steps'.





  
 
    
 Access from above to the 2x70' raps
...and ledge system to Upper Exum Ridge



 Upper Saddle view toward the Belly Roll
Just below the Main Rap

 LZ

 Emerson Chimney is far right

  



  


 A little way  down the rap line is a ledge to stand on (south side)




  




  

 




  


View from the 2x70 setup


  
View from the Main Rap Overlook








The 1st setup of the 2x70' raps


Enjoy Safe Climbing