Death Canyon Rock Climbing
Kayte D 'Escaping from Death'
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
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['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
Guardian of Death 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V10 7C+
: Grand Teton National Park
: ... : Omega Buttress
4+ pitch mini-wall with huge roof, boulder problem/sport project.P1: start just right of M. Crisis, right diagonal crack with small overhang, 5.7 to ledge, 1bolt.P2: Step left onto arete, 5.9, up and left, 5.9, to 2 bolt anchor.P3: hand crack and slab, belay under roof, 5.10P4: huge roof with fixed gear, A1P5: East face right of arete' 5.5...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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View across Death Canyon to Prospector's Mountain....