Avg: 2.6 from 12 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 500 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||August 1948, Richard Pownall and Art Gilkey|
|Page Views:||5,277 total · 57/month|
|Shared By:||Taylor Morgan on Aug 6, 2010|
DescriptionThe Pownall-Gilkey is a less-traveled and more challenging 3-pitch variation/alternative to the crowded Owen-Spalding.
Follow the standard Owen-Spalding approach to the Upper Saddle. Upon reaching the Upper Saddle, traverse right, to the south (Owen-Spalding is to the left).
Pitch 1 (5.8): Upon traversing right, the ledge system gradually steepens and narrows (after approximately 100'). At the end of the ledge system, follow a thin crack in the steep corner. Climb this crack to the top of the block, then on to a comfortable ledge.
Pitch 2 (5.6): Follow the obvious, easier crack to the wide bench extending across the southwest face of the Grand Teton.
Pitch 3 (3rd/4th): Traverse directly to rejoin the upper portion of the Owen-Spalding or the Exum Ridge.