|Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton, storm.
Photo by Blitzo.
Grand Teton National Park offers the climber an array of climbing types, positions, settings and conditions. There's everything from two-pitch sunny crag adventures to mixed alpine endurance testpieces. A more detailed description of the climbing character can be found in the descriptions of each area.
Grand Teton National Park is located about 10 miles north of Jackson, WY. Directions to specific trailheads can be found in the individual areas.
When visiting the Tetons, you might want to check out some of the other local climbing. The nearby climbing generally has less of a commitment factor, and is good for "rest" days or in questionable weather. Check out the Jackson Hole section for information on other climbing in the area.
And if the weather goes south but you still want to climb, be sure to check out Jackson Hole's new full-service climbing gym - The Enclosure Indoor Climbing Center . Over 10,000 sqft of sweet climbing wall at the foot of the Tetons.
Grand Teton National Park - official website of the park service
Climbing Conditions Blog run by the GTNP Climbing Rangers
Jackson Hole Mountain Weather - local weatherman's forecast for the Jackson Hole area and mountains. As accurate as you'll find for the Teton range.
Teton Web Cam - from the east
Another Teton Web Cam - from the west
Jackson Hole Avalanche Forecast - only updated in winter
Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch
The Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch offers the most affordable and accessible lodging for climbers visiting Grand Teton National Park. Cabins are a short walk from the Lupine Meadows trail, providing easy access to climbing in the Tetons. Join the American Alpine Club and save $8/night. Open June-September.
Browse More Classics in Grand Teton National Park
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grand Teton National Park:
Featured Route For Grand Teton National Park
: Grand Teton National Park
: Disappointment Peak
A Teton classic with great exposure, a short (by Teton standards) approach and simple descent. Not to be missed!The climb follows a beautiful crack/dihedral system just right of a huge arete. The bulk of the climbing is stellar finger-crack climbing on good rock with airy belays and spectacular exposure. Expect semihanging belays on most pitches.The climb faces south, so it does benefit from some solar warming.Pitch 1 - The guidebooks suggest two starts - either a direct 5.9 finger/handcrack ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
|Photos of Grand Teton National Park Slideshow
BETA PHOTO: Looking south from the Grand Teton summit. From ri...
S. Cathedral Group
N. Cathedral Group
Spousal Unit looking into Idaho from the lower sad...
Jenny Lake Stream @ Sunset
Photo by Blitzo.
Snake River and Grand Tetons, winter.
Photo by Bli...
Tetons from the air (17,000 feet) during a mid-win...
From Antelope Flats
Middle Teton via Garnet Canyon
BETA PHOTO: Middle Teton from Garnet Canyon trail
Sunrise on the 3 Beauties. Time to Play
Tetons in the mist
BETA PHOTO: The Grand Teton facing North from the Lower Saddle
Sunset on the Tetons, GTNP, WY.
How to really enjoy the Tetons...
The moose I nearly ran into on the horse trail, Je...
By moose junction...
The rappel out of the north entrance of GTNP can a...
Bull bison on the plain below the Tetons.
Mt Moran from Leigh Lake
BETA PHOTO: Looking south from Teewinot
Tetons from the west in Jan.
Grand Teton and Owen from the northwest, in a very...
Meadows campsite in Garnet Canyon.
Just a nice picture of Nez Perce (left) and the Mi...
Sunrise over Teewinot
Mid-October '09 view from Baxter's.
Grand Teton Range from Mormon Row. Sep 2007. Pho...
The lot of them
When in The Tetons, try Bitch Creek ESB.
Photo by ...
taken from the NatFor camping area
The Grand Cathedrals!
MT. Moran and the Tetons
|Comments on Grand Teton National Park
|By Buff Johnson|
Mar 8, 2006
This area has amazing rock quality, and is also a mix of great hiking. My best experiences here were planning on car-to-car outings without hauling all the overnight stuff. I seem to end up at Mountain High Pizza for some good grub after an outing. Staying at the AAC Climber's Ranch is a good way to get more info about conditions from others that have come back - we avoided two verglas epics by doing this.
Also, going to the ranger's station @ Jenny Lake is also good to talk with them.
Jul 7, 2007
Baxter's Pinnacle :: On or about June 25, 2007, Sam Lightner and I replaced the rap anchor on Baxter's Pinnacle. The old anchor consisted of 2 pitons and a star bolt "equalized" with webbing. (In truth, all the force of the rappel was on 1 piton) We removed both pitons and all the webbing and replaced with 2 stainless bolts with chain. One a 3/8 and one a 1/2, both drilled by hand. Should be noted that one of the pitons, the one bearing the rap force, pulled out by hand and the other came out without a fight. We left the star bolt as a bit of historical artifact. Special thanks to ASCA for donating the hardware. Enjoy.
|By Spencer Purvis|
From: Golden, CO.
Sep 6, 2009
I thought I should take this chance to plug the accommodations at the American Alpine Club Climber's Ranch. I spent six nights this past August at the Ranch and had a blast hanging out with a variety of diverse and friendly climbers. It is an affordable option with all the resources a Teton climber could need, including a fine library, wi-fi weather updates, great showers and a true climber's kitchen. It was a great place to visit with climbers as they filed in after their various climbs. You can always find someone willing to help with tricky approaches or beta for the climb and descent routes. The only drawback is that the cabins can be somewhat noisy with climbers on different schedules. Still, I would encourage any climber to take advantage of this resource and support the ranch.
|By Robert Hyman|
From: Washington, DC
Mar 30, 2011
Hi everyone, I have been to the Tetons every summer for the past 22 years to climb. If you are looking for a great place to stay from June until September the Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch is the place to go. Run by The American Alpine Club as a place for climbers to meet and discuss climbing all located in the shadow of the Grand Teton. for more info go to www.friendsofgtcr.net
hope to see you this summer! Robert the Explorer
|By Keith Henderson|
Jul 29, 2011
I am living in Cheyenne and planning a trip to the Tetons in mid Augest and looking to climb Grand Teton while I am there. Is there anyone that would be interest in partnering for a firstname.lastname@example.org
|By Adam Tanenbaum|
Aug 27, 2011
Anyone interested in climbing the Grand Teton? I have equipment and am flexible.
Contact me at email@example.com
From: Jackson, WY
Apr 28, 2012
There is a new guidebook that just went to press from Aaron Gams. It looks awesome and has 80 something routes, 14 of them new routes. Should be out mid May.
|By Jeff House|
From: yellow stone national park
May 17, 2012
Toby any word on the new book. Just moved to the area (yellow stone) looking to pick up most recent/ helpful guide.