The Grand Teton's Owen-Spalding Route
A few trip reports for April through October
July 17th, 2016 (UXM) PNG Variation
Detailed Look At Specific Route Features
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This can be a tricky area when icy. It can be tricky when dry for non-climbers.
Sometimes it is actually easier to downclimb this section than ascend when it's icy. That's because it's easier to stem across the walls with your arms. In this picture, we are using crampons. They didn't really help. The toe point on a crampon can fit atop a hold in an icy area better than a fat shoe but they can be a hazard if you're not careful.
Going around the corner at the first opening in the Owen Chimney to access the Catwalk
In the Owen Chimney
Bottom of Owen Chimney
View from Sargent's Chimney. Climber exiting the Owen Chimney at upper right side of photo
View from Catwalk of climbers at the base of the Owen Chimney
Enjoy Safe Climbing