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


 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