Death Canyon Rock Climbing
View across Death Canyon to Prospector's Mountain....
Death Canyon offers the highest concentration of pure rock climbing routes in the Tetons. It also has a relatively short approach (60 to 90 minutes) for most of the routes - an added bonus in an area of epic approaches.
This canyon is simply stunning. It is framed on both sides by giant rock walls with a beautiful creek cascading down the middle. The approach goes quickly with the great views!
Water is available via the creek after 2.5 miles on the trail.
Directly across from the Moose Visitor Center, make a left onto Moose-Wilson road. Make a right onto a dirt road after about 10 minutes. Follow this road to the Death Canyon trailhead.
From the trailhead, hike past Phelps Lake and into the canyon. Follow the trail for 2-3 miles depending upon your destination.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Death Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Death Canyon:
Featured Route For Death Canyon
The Snaz 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WY
: Grand Teton National Park
: ... : Cathedral Buttress
A Teton classic. Classic crack climbing with lots of variety. The technical crux is a roof pull on pitch 4, while the physical lies in the consistent flake and wide crack movement of pitch 3. There are some notable variations: at the belay for pitch 3, move left for a 5.10 finger crack. At the top of pitch six, you can move 100' right for two more 5.9 pitches, Cousin Leroy. At the top of pitch 7, climb a three-tiered roof at 10+ instead of the .7 chimney. Also very good. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
Kayte D 'Escaping from Death'
Approach at your own risk: Death Canyon-Teton Nati...