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Ascent of Grand Teton on 2018-07-12

Climber: Clark Corbin

Others in Party:Luke McClellan
Date:Thursday, July 12, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grand Teton
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:13770 ft / 4197 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed the Grand Teton with Luke McClellan and Exum Mountain Guides via the Owen-Spalding route. Left the Lupine Meadows trailhead at 10:45 a.m. July 11, encountered scorching hot weather on the approach hike before reaching several large snowfields below the moraine before reaching the guide hut on the saddle between the Middle and Grand Teton, where we spent the night. Started climbing at 4 a.m. July 12, and battled 50 mph winds and graupel on the way to the summit. After a slow initial start, we enjoyed climbing the belly roll, the crawl and the double chimney before reaching the summit at 7:49 a.m. The rappel down to the upper saddle was thrilling, and allowed us to avoid the crawl and belly roll on the way down. Returned to the trailhead at 4:30 p.m.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7038 ft / 2145 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7038 ft / 2145 m
    Grade/Class:5.4
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7038 ft / 2145 m
    Route:Owen-Spalding
    Start Trailhead:Lupine Meadows Trailhead  6732 ft / 2051 m
    Time:21 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7038 ft / 2145 m
    End Trailhead:Lupine Meadows Trailhead  6732 ft / 2051 m
    Time:8 Hours 41 Minutes



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