Grand Teton, Wyoming

Prominence: 6530 ft, 1990 m

Elevation: 13,770 feet, 4197 meters

True Isolation: 69.35 mi, 111.61 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 13,775 ft / 4199 m
Alternate Name(s)The Grand
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)43° 44' 28'' N; 110° 48' 9'' W
43.741184, -110.802452 (Dec Deg)
515907E 4843146N Zone 12 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionTeton (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Grand Teton:
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #17)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #29)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #20)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #17)
     Triple Crown CoHPs (Rank #4)
     Wyoming County High Points (Rank #3)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #31)
     Apex (Toughest) CoHPs (Rank #5)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #38)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #13)
     Wyoming Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #3)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #17)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #17)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #45)
     U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet - 48 States (Rank #31)
     United States 13,750-foot Peaks (Rank #172)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #20)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence (Rank #17)
     U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet (Rank #38)
     Teton Range 11,000-foot Peaks (Rank #1)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1972-08 by Rich Hassler
     1975-07-24 by Sandy Brown
     1992-08-04 by Bill Hebert (Unsuccessful)
     1992-09-13 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1997-08-20 by Joe Lavelle
     1999-07-04 by Andrew Knell
     2000-07 by J Thornton
     2001-07-13 by David J. Rhude
     2008-07-05 by Darin Wilson
     2008-08-15 by Tom Carter
     2009-06-23 by Richard Northe Saunders
     2009-07-19 by Greg McCrimmon (Unsuccessful)
     2010-07-30 by Chad Christensen
     2011-07-11 by Marlin Thorman (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2011-07-11 by Daryn Dodge
     2012-08-02 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2012-09-02 by Paul Barish (Unsuccessful)
     2013-07-12 by Roger Roots
     2013-08-18 by Curtis Bowden
     2014-07-31 by Ben Still

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"The Grand", as Jackson, WY locals call the towering rock spire northwest of town, has perhaps the most compelling profile of any mountain in America. The summit block seems impossibly tilted, adding a surreal cap to the already impressive jagged skyline of the Teton Range.

Many people are surprised to learn that the Grand Teton is not the highest mountain in Wyoming. Gannett Peak, 65 miles away in the Wind River Range, beats it out by 34 feet, and, although it is not as famous, Gannett is still a spectacular peak. Of course, there are tons of peaks in Colorado higher than the Grand, including all of the "fourteeners". Overall, it ranks about 115th in height among peaks in the 48 contiguous United States. But in the hearts and minds of anyone who sees the majestic "cathedral group" rising above the valley, its rank is far higher.

Climbing Notes:

Climbing "the Grand" is not as hard as it looks. The Owen-Spalding route, which corkscrews around a bit, following the easiest ledges, is rated Class 4--non-technical but very exposed. The Exum Ridge--either the direct or partial--are classic lines and are easy Class 5. The Exum Guide service, one of America's premier mountaineering outfitters, guides people up the Exum Ridge routes. Even climbing neophytes in good condition who pass their 2-day climbing school can then climb the Grand Teton with the guides.

Most routes start at the Lupine Meadows trailhead in Grand Teton National Park and climb up a hiking trail to the Lower Saddle at 11,640', just south of the Grand. The Exum Guides maintain a hut here, where climbs then go up towards the Exum Ridge or Owen-Spalding routes. The difficult North Ridge can also be accessed from the Saddle.

The Grand Teton and its surrounding peaks under a heavy coat of winter snow.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 6530 ft/1990 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 6560 ft/1999 m
  Line Parent: Gannett Peak
  Key Col: Grassy Lake Reservoir E    7240 ft/2207 m
Isolation69.35 mi/111.61 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Gannett Peak  (ESE)
Isolation Limit Point: 43° 11' 4'' N; 109° 39' 16'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Greater Yellowstone Rockies
Range4: Teton Range-Yellowstone Area (Highest Point)
Range5: Teton Range (Highest Point)
Range6: Cathedral Group (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSnake (HP)
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Grand Teton National Park (Highest Point)
Wilderness/Special Area: Grand Teton DFWA (Highest Point)
Topo MapGrand Teton O43110f7 1:24,000
First Ascent1898
William Owen
Frank Peterson
John Shive
Franklin Spaulding
Route #1 Exposed Scramble: Owen-Spaulding
Trailhead: Lupine Meadows 6740 ft/2054 m
Vertical Gain: 7030 ft/2143 m
Distance (one way): 5.3 mi/8.53 km
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Other Photos

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The Grand Teton in winter, from the top of the Jackson Hole ski area tram (2009-02-07).
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A classic shot of the Grand Teton, one of the world's most recognizable summits.
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Somewhere along the Upper Exum in 2007. Such a nice, exposed route (2007-09-02). Photo by Andrew Knell.
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