The north side of Owen viewed from Cascade Canyon.
The second highest peak in the range, with no route easier than 5th class to its summit, Owen would be a showcase peak in almost any other American range. However, since it is obscured by the Grand and/or Teewinot from many of the most frequented vantage points in the park, it seems to get less attention than it deserves. Owen is fully impressive when viewed from the north, particularly in Cascade Canyon.
Owen's most common route of ascent is probably via a traverse from Teewinot. Other accessible routes include the East Ridge and Koven via Surprise Lake and Teton Glacier.
Weather station 7.0 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Mt Owen
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt Owen:
Koven Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 3000'
East Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine, Grade II
Featured Route For Mt Owen
Serendipity Arete 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: Grand Teton National Park
: Mt Owen
The Serendipity Arete, approximately the west ridge of Mt Owen, is much better characterized as a mountain adventure rather than a rock climb. Most people will probably find the approach and descent more demanding than the climb itself. The climbing generally consists of short, steep sections with lots of scrambling in between. Retreat from the route would probably entail much downclimbing.Approach: Cross Jenny Lake somehow, then walk up the Cascade Canyon trail for about three miles, until ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
BETA PHOTO: Mt Owen on the right from Amphitheater Lake
Mt. Owen from the southeast, showing typical mid-w...
By Robert Henderson
From: Wilson, WY
Apr 21, 2009
The most common route of ascent is the Koven Couloir, definitely NOT the traverse from Teewinot (which is long and involved.)