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Cathedral Buttress 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 7
Omega Buttress 7 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 7 / 7
South side of Death Canyon 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 43.654, -110.809 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Jun 16, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder

Description

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

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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