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

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Death Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Annals of Time
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 59
Dihedral of Horrors
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Cardiac ArĂȘtes
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 119
The Snaz
Trad, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Aerial Boundaries
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 49
Caveat Emptor
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Sunshine Daydream
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Omega Crack
Trad, Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Freedom Fighter
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Annals of Time Omega Buttress
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Dihedral of Horrors Omega Buttress
 59
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Cardiac ArĂȘtes Omega Buttress
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
The Snaz Cathedral Buttress
 119
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
Aerial Boundaries Cathedral Buttress
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Caveat Emptor Cathedral Buttress
 49
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Sunshine Daydream Cathedral Buttress
 23
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Omega Crack Omega Buttress
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
Freedom Fighter Cathedral Buttress
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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