The summit overlooking the north end of Jenny Lake. Named for it's appearance from the north.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Symmetry Spire:
East Ridge 4th Trad, Alpine, Grade III
Durrance Ridge 5.6 Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, Grade II
Southwest Ridge 5.7 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, Grade II
Direct Jensen Ridge 5.8 Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, Grade III
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East Ridge 4th WY : Grand Teton National Park : Symmetry Spire
Overall, this route presents a little less 4th class and much more solid rock than the standard SW Couloir. If I were peak bagging (which I was the day I did it), I would prefer the East Ridge.The crux is either gaining the East Ridge, or descending via the SW Couloir (you could also descend via the East Ridge). Jackson & Ortenberger describe heading up toward the base of Symmetry, then traversing left on a ledge system. Instead, I headed up the rocks for the lowest trees between Sam's Throne...[more] Browse More Classics in WY