Soloing The Grand Teton
Favorite & Most Complete Guide
To Soloing The Grand Teton In A Day
This site is under reconstruction.
We will be back before the summer of 2014.
This is the World's most comprehensive overview of the Grand Teton's Upper Exum & Owen-Spalding routes. Our goal is to guide you safely to the summit and back to the trailhead in one day without gear or guides. In the interim during our remodel, we will share with you some of our favorite links.
Read our last trip report for 2013.
Here are some Route Photos.
~ The Guide Books ~
GRAND TETON WEBCAMS
Teton Valley, ID - Looking East
Lost Creek Ranch - Looking West
Climbers' Ranch - Looking NW
Science School - Looking West
Gros Ventre Butte - Looking NW
Snow King Mtn - Looking North
Town of Jackson - Town Square
Togwotee Mountain Lodge
Brooks Lake Lodge
Old Faithful YNP Webcam
LIVE Old Faithful Video YNP
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
JHMR Gondola Summit - view toward Tram
WYDOT Travel Map w/ Webcams
Teton Pass Webcams
More Webcams / Thumbnails
Some webcams have been having trouble recently.
Please check the date and time.
SELECT TRIP REPORTS 2013
June 16th Conditions OS
June 23rd Conditions UXM & OS
June 30th Conditions UXM
July 4th Conditions OS
July 14th Conditions UXM & OS
August 4th Conditions OS
August 11th Conditions UXM
OTHER TRIP REPORTS
"Light & Fast on the Grand Teton"
is a nice free-soloing blog post from TetonAT.com
SummitPost.org Owen-Spalding via Catwalk
SummitPost.org Owen-Spalding via Owen Chimney
MountainProject.com Upper Exum
SummitPost.org Upper Exum
14ers.com Upper Exum Route
Grand Teton Links & Stats PeakBagger.com
GTNP Peaks RockClimbing.com
Classic Grand Teton Climbing Video
Climbers on the Owen-Spalding Route
CLIMBING CONDITIONS (Summer only)
Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers
Owen-Spalding Route Conditions - JLCR
Upper Exum Route Conditions - JLCR
Lower Saddle Approach - JLCR
Contact a Visitor Center for the latest conditions.
The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is CLOSED until summer 2014.
All Visitor Centers will close by Nov 4th.
More info: Call 739-3300
Grand Teton NP
GTNP Trailhead Maps
Lupine Meadows Trailhead &
Approach to Garnet Canyon (PDF)
Camping in Garnet Canyon
AAC's Grand Teton Climber's Ranch
GTNP Summer Visitor Map (PDF)
GTNP Winter Map (PDF)
GTNP Winter Guide & MAP (PDF)
(Other Maps are further below)
GTNP Social Media
GTNP News Releases
(Not all NR's are released online)
GTNP Visitor Centers
Information (307) 739-3300
Discover Grand Teton
Best of the Tetons Blog
JH Airport - Flight Tracker
13775' is the Grand Teton's Official Height
Greta Jensen's Free Soloing Adventure
FASTEST ROUND-TRIP TIMES
Bryce Thatcher (Video) 3:06
Kilian Jornet (NYT Story) 2:54:01
Andy Anderson 2:53:02
Woman's record - Emilie Forsberg 3:51
Note: Kilian & Emilie ran together on Emilie's record time.
GTNP Lost & Found 307.733.3350
GTNP Emergency Dispatch 307.739.3301, or 911
Jenny Lake Ranger Station 307.739.3343 8-5 pm
...in the winter call 307.739.3309
Climbing Information 307.739.3604
Moose Visitor Center 307. 739.3399
Moosely Mountaineering (in GTNP) 307.739.1801
Climber's Ranch (in GTNP) 307.733.7271
Weather NWS 1-800-211-1448 or GTNP 307.739.3611
LOST & FOUND ITEMS
Contact the nearest Visitor Center
or call the Lost & Found Hotline at
(307) 739-3350 and leave a message.
NATIONAL PARK FEE-FREE DAYS
January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 19-27, National Park Week
August, 25, National Park Service Birthday
September 27, National Public Lands Day
November 9-11, Veterans Day Weekend
Find a National Park
JACKSON HOLE FORECAST
The Weather Underground has an outstanding
summary of data for Jackson Hole. (WU JH Map)
JH NOAA NWS 7-Day Forecast
National NOAA Snow Forecast
JH Airport Observations
JH MESONET Observations
JH NWS Interactive Graphical Forecast (Beta)
For current information call 1-800-211-1448
Sun & Moon data for One Day
The Grand Teton is about 43.75 degrees North
Upcoming Full Moons
JH Lightning Map
National Wind Map
FORECAST NEAR THE GRAND TETON
NWS Forecast near Grand Teton
The above point forecast near the GT
(shown below "Current Conditions")
is at 43.74N 110.79W Elev. 11598 ft.
The "Current Conditions" are only for Jackson.
NWS Hourly Forecast near Grand Teton
NWS Recreational & Summit Forecast (summer only)
Lower Saddle Weather Station (summer only)
WeatherSpark Forecast Map for GTNP
JH Weather Access Map
Be sure to read any Watches, Warnings, Advisories, or
Hazardous Weather Outlook messages.
Weather 1-800-211-1448 or 307.739.3611
RADAR / SATELLITE
NWS's Interactive US Radar Loop Map
US Satellite Visible Loop (more)
US Temps - Radar - Sat Map
Localized Radar Map (ID)
Localized Radar Map (WY)
Northern Rockies Radar
Western US Loop Sat/Rad
Fog can quickly freeze to rock and make it impossible to safely navigate the mountain if you are soloing. Be cognizant of the direction that temperatures are moving under foggy conditions. Generally speaking, the temperature drops 3.3°F on cloudy days per 1000' in elevation gain and drops 5.4°F on sunny dry days. The National Weather Service almost always predicts a temperature difference of 8°F between the Summit and the Lower Saddle regardless of the weather.
Not quite snow season, just a preview.
WPC Probabilistic Winter Precipitation - Snow Forecast
Jackson Hole Snowfall last 24 hrs
Map of Wyoming Snowfall last 48 hrs
Teton Range Snowfall last 72 hrs
Modeled Snow Depth Teton Range
Regional Snow Analyses: Central Rockies
US Snow Monitoring Snowfall Maps
Wyoming SNOTEL Sites
JHMR Snow Report (Trail Maps / Google)
Snow King Snow Report
Targhee Snow Report
Snow Depth Western US (PDF)
Snow Depth Wyoming (PDF)
What Backcountry Users should know about SNOTELS (PDF)
Idaho USDA NRCS Winter Recreation Information
USDA NRCS Snow Water Equivalent Data (PDF's)
NOAA NWS WPC Winter Weather Forecasts
BTNF / JH Avalanche Center
Friends of BTAC - Resources
BTNF Current Conditions
JHWeather Conditions Summary
Utah Avalanche Center
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Gallatin NF Avalanche Center
Payette NF Avalanche Center
Idaho Panhandle NF Avalanche Center
Sawtooth NF Avalanche Center
JHAVI - for smartphone
On-line Avalanche Training
TGR / Recco Avalanche Safety Video Series
Forest Service National Avalanche Center
CAIC - Avalanche Problems
American Avalanche Assoc.
Canadian Avalanche Centre
Avalanche Weather Froecasting
Limitations of the Daily BTNF Avalanche Forecast - Video
Grand Teton Medical Clinic (summer only) GTNP at Jackson Lake Lodge
St John's Medical Center (SJMC) 24/7 625 E. Broadway
SJMC Family Health & Urgent Care Clinic Smith's Plaza 1415 S. Hwy 89
SJMC Teton Village Clinic (winter only) near Bridger Gondola
Emerg+A+Care After hours call 307-733-8002 for 24/7 service.
Powderhorn Mall 982 W Broadway
Dr. Hayse often works late & w/o appointment.
307-733-6700 269 W Broadway
JH WINTER CLOSURE MAPS (PDF)
Dark Purple areas are closed
Snow King Area
Larger Map of Snow King Area
Gros Ventre Area
Cache Creek Area
Game Creek Area
Leeks Canyon, Russ Garaman, Post Office Area
Horse Creek Area
BTNF Winter Travel Map Jackson
GTNP Winter Guide
USFS Interactive WY Recreation Map
Teton Valley Idaho Trail Maps
Friends of Pathways (JH) Trail Maps
Snow King - Winter Uphill Travel Map
Wyoming Snowmobile Maps
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Grand Teton Features Map (JPG)
USGS 7.5 min Mount Moran (JPG)
USGS 7.5 min Grand Teton (JPG)
Free USGS Maps (PDF's)
Global Forest Change - Tetons
Teton County GIS Map Server
The distance to the top of the Grand Teton is 7.7 miles from the Lupine Meadows trailhead with a gain of about 7000 ft (1.3 miles).
Stay off the Summit Block in bad weather. Don't get Summit Fever.
Ice is a Serious Danger all year long.
Falling rock is common.
Lightning is common.
Dangerous wind gusts are common.
Low temperatures are common.
Wet rock is common.
Slips on the hiking trail are common.
Avalanches are possible.
Falling snow slabs are possible.
Snow collapsing underfoot is possible.
Falling ice is possible.
Thick fog is possible.
Death is possible.
Enjoy Safe Climbing
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