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Direct South Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Direct South Ridge, Garnet Traverse Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 11,901 ft
GPS: 43.719, -110.798 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Description

One of the more prominent peaks in the Tetons, Nez Perce (nay pur-say) towers over the valley south of the Middle and Grand Teton. When approaching via Garnet Canyon, the peak is to your left (south) and makes up a large portion of the skyline. There are several technical climbs on just about every aspect, though some suffer from poor rock quality.

The classic route on the peak is the South Ridge. Just about every route could be climbed in a (long) day from the valley, but a start from within Garnet Canyon (either the Platforms or Meadows) makes for a less grueling day.

Getting There

Hike up Garnet Canyon from the Lupine Meadows trailhead. Depending on your chosen route, ascend a couloir above the Platforms or continue up the drainage angling N of the Middle Teton.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nez Perce

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Direct South Ridge
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Direct South Ridge, Garnet Traverse V…
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Direct South Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Direct South Ridge, Garnet… 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
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