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Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 43.654, -110.809
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Jun 16, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description Suggest change

Death Canyon offers the highest concentration of pure rock climbing routes in the Tetons. It also has a relatively short approach (60 to 90 minutes) for most of the routes - an added bonus in an area of epic approaches.

This canyon is simply stunning. It is framed on both sides by giant rock walls with a beautiful creek cascading down the middle. The approach goes quickly with the great views!

Water is available via the creek after 2.5 miles on the trail.

Getting There Suggest change

Directly across from the Moose Visitor Center, make a left onto Moose-Wilson road. Make a right onto a dirt road after about 10 minutes. Follow this road to the Death Canyon trailhead.

From the trailhead, hike past Phelps Lake and into the canyon. Follow the trail for 2-3 miles depending upon your destination.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Death Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4
 5
Prospector Falls
Ice, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Annals of Time
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 78
Dihedral of Horrors
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Cardiac ArĂȘtes
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
The Bees Knees
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 141
The Snaz
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Aerial Boundaries
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
The Snazette
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 56
Caveat Emptor
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Cousin Leroy's Uncle
Trad, Alpine
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 25
Sunshine Daydream
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Omega Crack
Trad, Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Prospector Falls Death Canyon Ice Climbs
 5
WI4 Ice, Alpine 2 pitches
Annals of Time Omega Buttress
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Dihedral of Horrors Omega Buttress
 78
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Cardiac ArĂȘtes Omega Buttress
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
The Bees Knees S side of Death Canyon
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
The Snaz Cathedral Buttress
 141
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Aerial Boundaries Cathedral Buttress
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
The Snazette Cathedral Buttress
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Caveat Emptor Cathedral Buttress
 56
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Cousin Leroy's Uncle Cathedral Buttress
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine
Sunshine Daydream Cathedral Buttress
 25
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Omega Crack Omega Buttress
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
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