Death Canyon Rock Climbing
Kayte D 'Escaping from Death'
Death Canyon offers the highest concentration of pure rock climbing routes in the Tetons. It also has a relatively short approach (60 to 90 minutes) for most of the routes - an added bonus in an area of epic approaches.
This canyon is simply stunning. It is framed on both sides by giant rock walls with a beautiful creek cascading down the middle. The approach goes quickly with the great views!
Water is available via the creek after 2.5 miles on the trail.
Directly across from the Moose Visitor Center, make a left onto Moose-Wilson road. Make a right onto a dirt road after about 10 minutes. Follow this road to the Death Canyon trailhead.
From the trailhead, hike past Phelps Lake and into the canyon. Follow the trail for 2-3 miles depending upon your destination.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Death Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Death Canyon:
Featured Route For Death Canyon
Sunshine Daydream 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c WY
: Grand Teton National Park
: ... : Cathedral Buttress
I have never climbed this route and will pass on writing a description here as it would be nothing more the blatant plagiarizing from the Ortenburger/Jackson Guidebook. I was on The Snaz one day while two guys were on this route and I had a great opportunity to take pictures of them, so this page will serve as a better place to put the pictures then say The Snaz page or some other. If someone else has climbed this route, feel free to erase the above blabbering and write a good route descriptio...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
Approach at your own risk: Death Canyon-Teton Nati...
View across Death Canyon to Prospector's Mountain....