The South Teton is the smallest of the three Tetons, and the easiest of the three to climb. A one-day ascent of this peak is no simple hike due to the nearly 6000 foot elevation gain. It is the 5th highest peak in the Teton Range.
The standard route is approached from Lupine Meadows.
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Northwest Couloir 3rd Trad, Alpine
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Northwest Couloir 3rd WY : Grand Teton National Park : South Teton
From the saddle between the Middle Teton and the South Teton, climb directly up the ridge of the South Teton. Then turn left and enter the couloir. You can see the couloir from the saddle. The couloir ends on the summit ridge a short distance west of the summit. Generally, a stretch of moderately steep snow must be crossed in order to reach the couloir. But in 8/94, with some 4th class moves, I was able to keep my feet on rock the whole way. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY