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Scrambles in GTNP/Yellowstone


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Dennis D · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

Planning a bike trip in early summer from Jackson to Bozeman. Looking for some class III-IV routes. As I am trying to keep things light, I will just have my approach shoes. Not bringing a rack/rope. 

builttospill · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 0

Define "early summer."  As you probably know, summer comes late to the Tetons.  Also, can you bring an axe and/or crampons?

I haven't done much scrambling there, but a few recommendations off the top of my head, which will be highly snowpack-dependent.

  1. Teewinot East Face
  2. Middle Teton, SW Couloir
  3. Buck Mtn, E Ridge

For non-scrambling hikes, Table Mountain is a classic.  I also enjoyed Static Peak quite a bit.

sean o · · Northern, NM · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 20

If "early summer" means June, you'll probably want an ice axe and crampons, especially this year with the above-average snowpack.  Teewinot in particular would be "interesting" in just approach shoes.  In addition to the above, the stuff around Hanging Canyon can be a good day of scrambling.  Electric Peak is more of a hike, but it's a good way to get away from the tourists on the way through Yellowstone.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Wyoming, Montana, Dakotas
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