Grand Teton NP WY West, USA
Climbs 100 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 4199m a.s.l – Faces all
One of the most famous mountains in the world. Namesake and high point of the Teton Range, which rises without foothills from the Jackson Hole plain. A contender for the Paramount Films mountain which it is generally regarded as inspiring. Featured in lots of films, but to great effect in the the extreme skiing doc 'Steep'. Beware afternoon electrical storms! If descending the Owen Spalding route the abseil requires two ropes, however, there is an alternative abseil which can be done with one rope, you will need a lot of detail to find this alternative tat abseil (essentially two single 25m abseils back to back, so a 50m will do it).
Conditions of routes can change dramatically from one day to the next. Be adaptable.
Routes are given US technical grades as is standard in the USA, but climbers should be aware that much of the climbing here is essentially alpinism.
Camping permits are required for overnight ascents (if you Superhuman and thinking of flashing this, have a serious rethink). Permits are easy to come by even in peak season and there is no need to book ahead. You need to go to the ranger station near Jenny Lake, the guys there are all climbers and very cool in that western United States way - a lot of 'hey man, what a route dude.' They are full of info not just on the Teton but also on bears, water and all the surrounding crags and climbs so worth checking in if you have any queries and certainly not guys to avoid. Tons of climbing and outdoor shops in the Keswick of America - Jackson Hole nearby.
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