Elevation: 10,560 ft
GPS: 43.773, -110.765 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Robert Henderson on Apr 29, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
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Description

The summit overlooking the north end of Jenny Lake. Named for it's appearance from the north.
Most of the better routes face south and west and are approached by the Symmetry Couloir, a steep gully that can hold snow into July.

Getting There

The southern routes are accessed from Symmetry Couloir by way of the Cascade Cyn horse trail. The north and east sides of the peak are approached by way of Hanging Canyon.

9 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Symmetry Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
 8
East Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 17
Cube Point
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 28
Durrance Ridge
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 48
Southwest Ridge
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Direct Jensen Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Ridge
 8
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
Cube Point
 17
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Durrance Ridge
 28
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Southwest Ridge
 48
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Direct Jensen Ridge
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
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Don't underestimate the approach on this one, there's about 3000' of vertical gain before you even start climbing. Avoid the main gully where the waterfall is coming down. Instead, aim for the smaller waterfall over smooth rock on the right; tucked away to the right of that is the correct gully. The trail is pretty well defined all the way up. Jul 26, 2010
I dropped my phone somewhere in the descent gully, I'd be happy to reward anyone who finds it, it's an iPhone in a black case. Also this was an outstanding climb! I'd recommend to anyone looking to break into alpine climbing Aug 17, 2015
Jesse Bryant
New Haven, CT
Jesse Bryant   New Haven, CT
We left a rope fixed to the rappel on 9/8/16. Core shots...anyway, if someone wants it, take it! Sep 10, 2016
Alec Manougian
Morgantown, WV
Alec Manougian   Morgantown, WV
Anyone know of a route on the main south face of symmetry spire? Was up there earlier in the year and saw a few old bolts but had to rappel off ~230' up b/c of time constraints. We started on a series of ledges between the SW Ridge and Durrance Ridge head up and right for a few pitches. At the time we though we were on a linkup to Durrance but seeemingly not... Dec 10, 2017