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Jenny Lake Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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In Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, a few climbers had practiced on the three Jenny Lake Boulders (Falling Ant Slab, Cutfinger Rock, Red Cross Rock) from the late 1940s through the 1950s. Among these climbers were Yvon Chouinard, Bob Kamps, John Gill and others. Between 1958-59 John Gill established the North Corner V8 and Gill Route V6 or V7. Both on Red Cross Rock.

Now I'm not saying Jenny Lake boulders are world class by any means, but if you are looking for a great time, beautiful views, and to get out on some rock with extreme historical value then this is a definite stop! There are climbs for all levels and the rock quality is bomb proof.

From my personal experience, I was the only person bouldering so you may be lucky have this quite spot all to yourself.

Also, anyone that stumbles onto this page and has been there, please help me with adding the routes. Its been a long time since I've been and need to try and find the paper with the route names on it that I received at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station (pick one up it helps).

And lastly, Enjoy the amazing climbing and Crush Hard!

Getting There 

From Moose, drive 8 miles north to Jenny Lake campground and the nearby Jenny Lake Ranger Station. From the ranger station, go 100 yards west to a bicycle path and then north about 100 yards to three historic boulders. Cutfinger Rock's south face is seen first left of the path and Falling Ant Slab is just west 15 yards towards Jenny Lake. Red Cross Rock is 39 yards north of Cutfinger; adjacent to the bike path on left.

Climbing Season

For the Grand Teton National Park area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jenny Lake Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jenny Lake Bouldering:
Classic Overhang Warmup   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   Red Cross Rock
Left Side?   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Red Cross Rock
Classic Overhang   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Red Cross Rock
Cut Finger Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine   Cutfinger Rock
Cut Finger Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V1 5     TR, Boulder, Alpine   Cutfinger Rock
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Classic Overhang V4 6B  Wyoming : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Red Cross Rock
Another "aerial" style problem. When you're struggling to get the momentum to the lip, remember that John Gill did it with one arm back in the 50s...Start on the ledge under the north overhang and dyno to the lip....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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Rock Climbing Photo: The ranger guide's topo for the Jenny Lake boulder...
BETA PHOTO: The ranger guide's topo for the Jenny Lake boulder...
Rock Climbing Photo: An old school photo I found of CutFinger Boulder
An old school photo I found of CutFinger Boulder

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By Bradley Mark Edwards
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jul 25, 2012
Does anyone have any insight into what's what on this boulder? The boulders there are sweet and I know that they've been climbed a lot but just wanted to see if there was actual info out there. The ranger's station didn't have the printout of the area when I was there.
By Royce
Aug 8, 2013
just uploaded a copy of the printout
By Paul Getzke
From: Bloomington, mn
Jul 15, 2016
So does anyone know what's up with Falling Ant Slab? I was there in June and was surprised to see 2 or 3 large pine trees have fallen on the slab. The left side of the slab is covered by brush and the right side is not much better. Some lumberjacking is needed, but who is responsible? I'm sure if just anyone decided to go in and remove the offending trees they would be arrested. Does the GTNP take care of things like this? An email to the Jenny Lake Rangers may be my next step.
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Aug 2, 2016
The trees have been cleared by the rangers and falling ant slab is back in business.

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