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Trad, Alpine, 500 ft,
Avg: 3 from 43
FA: Jack Durrance, George Sheldon, Percy Rideout - September 2, 1937
> Grand Teton NP
> Disappointment Peak
This fun route makes a great day climb or warm up for bigger routes. There are numerous ways to climb this popular ridge. Generally, staying away from the ridge crest (or to the climber's left) will be easier. The rock quality is good.
The first pitch (or two) climbs to a large treed ledge that cuts across the east face of the peak. Getting to this ledge could be 5.4 or 4th class depending on the route taken.
From here, wander up for 3 to 5 pitches, making use of the many good belay stances. At minimum a few 5.6 moves will have to be made, though the climbing could be made more difficult. Top out near the ridge crest and hike another thousand or so feet up the boulder field to summit.
Hike from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead to Amphitheater Lake. Follow the trail northwest to the notch at the base of the ridge. Descend the Southeast Ridge.
[Hide Photo] East ridge proper, seen from the forested bench at the top of pitch 1.
[Hide Photo] 1st pitch, climb cracks up to and right of the small trees.
[Hide Photo] The East Ridge of Dissappointment Peak. Mount Owen can be seen in the background. The summit is the small flat-topped peak on the far left side of the photo. The snowier peak to it's right is the G…