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Routes in South Teton

Northwest Couloir T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Type: Trad, Alpine
FA: Russell Ellingwood & Eleanor Davis (8/29/23)
Page Views: 3,598 total, 29/month
Shared By: Paul Huebner on Aug 9, 2007
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Description

From the saddle between the Middle Teton and the South Teton, climb directly up the ridge of the South Teton. Then turn left and enter the couloir. You can see the couloir from the saddle. The couloir ends on the summit ridge a short distance west of the summit. Generally, a stretch of moderately steep snow must be crossed in order to reach the couloir. But in 8/94, with some 4th class moves, I was able to keep my feet on rock the whole way.

Location

From Lupine Meadows parking lot head up trail to Garnet Canyon. Cross bridge at the end of the trail and find your way through the boulder field. Once you pop out into the open, cross the small stream again and continue on worn intermittant path along the east side of the South Fork of the "Meadows of Garnet Canyon," east and right below the Middle Teton. Continue up to the saddle between the South Teton and the Middle Teton. I actually headed up the middle of the morainal debris and talus and angled over towards the Middle Teton side of the South Fork. I hadn't made up my mind if I was going to solo the South Teton or the Southwest Couloir on the Middle Teton. From Lupine meadows, car to car, it took 9.5 hrs., which included spending 1 hr. on the summit to take in the views. Great workout on a nice day.

Protection

Might want to carry an ice axe for crossing snow.
tkessel Kessel
Windsor,CO
  3rd
tkessel Kessel   Windsor,CO
  3rd
Fun romp up the south Jul 31, 2017
Safty Third
San Diego, CA
 
Safty Third   San Diego, CA
 
You can low-fifth class up direct to the headwall on North Face/Ridge (if going ridge turn the tower on the right to access headwall/escape), and then climb the headwall (Easy escape off right). Route finding probably allows 4th class. Didn't feel anymore difficult than Exum or Dike route. Jul 23, 2017
MJD
Jackson, WY
 
MJD   Jackson, WY
 
Easy walk up for a first summit in the range. If in good shape you can tick both the S. and Middle in a day. Jul 19, 2017