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.
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
East Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b 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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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