North American Classic Climbs

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Grand Teton

North Face

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One of the finest alpine faces in the lower 48 states, this is a big adventure for the average climber. The success rate on this route is rather low, due in part to the small window of opportunity when it is in good condition. Expect a little of everything on this route - good rock, bad rock, wet rock, waterfalls on your head, snow, ice, and a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms.


Alpine Mixed




Grand Teton Nat'l Park, Wyoming, USA



G14, I1, I2, W4


IV, 5.8


Route Descriptions & Maps:

USGS topographic map, overall USGS topographic map, detailed

First Ascent:

R. Pownall, R. Garner, A. Gilkey, August 13, 1949


Trip Reports:

Clark 8/91
Whipple 8/99