Symmetry Spire Rock Climbing
Symmetry Spire from String Lake
The summit overlooking the north end of Jenny Lake. Named for it's appearance from the north.
Most of the better routes face south and west and are approached by the Symmetry Couloir, a steep gully that can hold snow into July.
The southern routes are accessed from Symmetry Couloir by way of the Cascade Cyn horse trail. The north and east sides of the peak are approached by way of Hanging Canyon.
Climbing Season For the Grand Teton National Park area.
Weather station 8.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Symmetry Spire
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Symmetry Spire:
East Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine, Grade III
Featured Route For Symmetry Spire
Durrance Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WY
: Grand Teton National Park
: Symmetry Spire
Start at the toe of the ridge above the talus & cliffs at the base of Templeton's Crack.There is no formula for this climb; just follow the ridge by the easiest line. The first several pitches are easy and can be done in many ways. All variations seem to converge halfway up in a 20' crack with a fixed pin in a vertical wall (5.6.) Then continue on easier terrain for several hundred feet. The second crux (also 5.6) is reached on the last pitch. It includes a 100' crack just left o...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
Jul 26, 2010
Don't underestimate the approach on this one, there's about 3000' of vertical gain before you even start climbing. Avoid the main gully where the waterfall is coming down. Instead, aim for the smaller waterfall over smooth rock on the right; tucked away to the right of that is the correct gully. The trail is pretty well defined all the way up.
By Erin Grace
Aug 17, 2015
I dropped my phone somewhere in the descent gully, I'd be happy to reward anyone who finds it, it's an iPhone in a black case. Also this was an outstanding climb! I'd recommend to anyone looking to break into alpine climbing