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Symmetry Spire Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,560'
Location: 43.77334, -110.76536 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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 7.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Symmetry Spire

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   
Durrance Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches   
Southwest Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches   
Direct Jensen Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches   
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Featured Route For Symmetry Spire
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the couloir (Photo taken on the descent...

Symmetry Spire, North West Couloir and Ledges 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b WY : Grand Teton National Park : Symmetry Spire
Fritiof Fryxell was a rock star in his day, and (with Robert Underhill) bagged the first ascent of the Grand Teton's North Ridge, and many other fine routes in this range. The NW Couloir on Symmetry Spire is a lesser known, but excellent route, and was first ascended by this icon of Teton climbing. Never underestimate a route first climbed in the 1930's! Climbers were tough, smart and skilled back then, just like today. The NW Couloir of Symmetry provides is a scenic, relatively easy, and aest...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Rock Climbing Photo: Symmetry Spire, Tetons.
Symmetry Spire, Tetons.

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By Alec
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

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