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Elevation: 9,000 ft
GPS: 43.5897, -110.829
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Two main climbing areas are available at the Jackson Hole Ski Area.

Rock Springs Buttress, the biggest attraction, sits just south of the ski area boundary, and contains 20 routes up to 4 pitches in length. The buttress is clearly visible about 2500 feet up as you drive to the ski area from the town of Jackson. It is a very cool climbing experience and comes highly recommended.

Corbett's Couloir also has a handful of routes available with a very short approach (provided you take the tram!)

Getting There Suggest change

The usual route, and the one that involves the least amount of hiking, is to drive to the Jackson Hole Ski Area and take the aerial tram to the top of the mountain (10,400 feet). You then hike down to either Rock Springs Buttress (50 minutes) or Corbett's Couloir (10 minutes)

The tram operates between Memorial Day and Labor Day and costs approximately $20 to ride up (descending trams are free). Note: This is the tram's LAST season until they build a replacement (2-3 years?). You can read the press release discussing the closure.

Visit the Jackson Hole Ski Area Website for more information on the tram.

Alternately, you can hike up to Rock Springs Buttress (2500 feet of vertical, approximately 1 1/2 hours) from below, do a climb, and then hike up to the tram and ride down for free.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
High Boltage
Trad, Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
S&S Crack
Trad, TR, Alpine
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Hear Me Rohr
Sport, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
(02) Saxifrage
Sport, TR, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Wingman
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Third Wheel
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Emotion Amplifier
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
First Round
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Stage 5 Clinger
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Too Old To Die Young
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Sunny Day Rain
Sport, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
(01) Diffs and Biffs
Sport, TR, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
High Boltage S&S Couloir
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, Alpine
S&S Crack S&S Couloir
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, Alpine
Hear Me Rohr Happy Hour Wall > First Round Wall > First Round Wall Right
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
(02) Saxifrage Corbet's Couloir > N Side
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR, Alpine
Wingman Happy Hour Wall > First Round Wall > First Round Wall Right
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Third Wheel Happy Hour Wall > First Round Wall > First Round Wall Right
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Emotion Amplifier Happy Hour Wall > Salutations Wall
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
First Round Happy Hour Wall > First Round Wall > First Round Wall Left
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Stage 5 Clinger Happy Hour Wall > First Round Wall > First Round Wall Right
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Too Old To Die Young Happy Hour Wall > Salutations Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Sunny Day Rain Happy Hour Wall > Salutations Wall
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
(01) Diffs and Biffs Corbet's Couloir > N Side
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR, Alpine
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