Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 43.755, -110.913 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Gee Dubble on Jul 28, 2007
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Teton Canyon

This is a beautiful canyon on the West side of the Teton Range accessed from Driggs, Idaho. (Beloved by local climbers, the Canyon is revered for its classic pitches in a full ambiance environment) A handful of rock routes are available, (approximately 165 routes and 215 pitches) and in the winter, a few ice climbs. The rock routes primarily face South (southwest) and can be hot in the summer. The canyon is bustling with activity in summer, but it seems very few people bother to actually climb here so. The rock routes are (mostly) located on a (7) granite formation(s) at (near) the end of the road. The ice climbs are located among the limestone cliffs on the south side.

(Climbing opportunities are also great at the Teton Rock Gym in downtown Driggs. Automatic belays, treadwall and excellent setting on boulders and walls. Inexpensive too. Open 3-8:30pm)

Getting There

Find your way to Driggs, Idaho - and turn East onto ski hill road, as if heading to the Grand Targhee ski area. Drive about 6 miles up the road, and veer right onto the dirt road into Teton Canyon, well marked.

Despite accessing this canyon from Idaho - you are actually in Wyoming. The border of Idaho/Wyoming is small town of Alta you pass through on Ski Hill Road.

In the summer, you can drive to the end of the road to access the rock climbs. Park at the end of the road. Take the major trail up the canyon, and you'll quickly see a climber's trail branching off to the left. Follow this trail for 5-10 minutes to reach the crag.

For winter ice climbs, park when the road is closed to traffic and ski/snowmobile up the road to the ice climbs. Expect 1-1.5 hour approach to access the ice climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Teton Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5 Mod. Snow R
 5
Eagle Scout
Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 8
Thimbleberry
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Afternoon Delight (P1)
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
Z-Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Slabadellic
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
S.O.S.
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Slope on a Rope
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Munger Crack
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
High Noon
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
Arms Deal
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Route list
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Eagle Scout Boy Scout Cirque Rout…
 5
WI5 Mod. Snow R Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine
Thimbleberry Grand Wall
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad
Afternoon Delight (P1) Grand Wall
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Z-Crack Grand Wall
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Slabadellic Grand Wall
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
S.O.S. Grand Wall
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Slope on a Rope Grand Wall
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Munger Crack Arms Deal Wall > Upper Ledge
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
High Noon Grand Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Arms Deal Arms Deal Wall > Upper Ledge
 3
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Route list Shady Wall; Route List
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, TR
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