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Symmetry Spire  


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Elevation: 10,560'
Location: 43.7774, -110.7879 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



Weather station 8.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
SW Ridge of Symmetry Spire

Southwest Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  WY : Grand Teton National Park : Symmetry Spire
A popular and classic line on a lower Teton summit. Because of the many large ledges there is loose rock in places. The climb has a few steep sections but is easily protected and has straightforward route finding. Many variations are possible. In spite of the proximity to Jenny Lk, the approach & descend in the loose couloir takes several hours. Rope up near some trees at the base of the arete. P1 - Climb shallow cracks straight up for 20' then move through easier terrain to an open dihedra...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By nick.laws
Jul 24, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 
Accessing the southern routes from the Cascade Canyon Horse trail:

Climbers trail has a small cairn marking it, only visible when hiking uphill on horse trail. It requires a lot of bushwhacking to the smaller waterfall on the right. Short scramble to the right of this waterfall.

From the short scramble the trail is fairly easy to follow to the next water crossing (which goes from climbers right to left), where the current snow reaches. From this point there was little to no trail. In fact, the best way to approach from here would be with axe and cramp ons straight up the snow. It appears that the snow is covering any trail that might exist. We experienced steep, slippery grass next to the snow, grabbing trees in one hand with an axe in the other (we did not bring cramp ons).
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.