Ascent to Grand Teton-Top of Lower Exum ridge on 2009-07-19

Climber: Greg McCrimmon

Others in Party:Lon Murphy
Date:Sunday, July 19, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Grand Teton - Top of Lower Exum ridge
    Elevation:13770 ft / 4197 m

Ascent Trip Report

What an awesome mountain!!! I am definitely coming back to finish this one!! Hiked all the way up to the saddle at the bottom of the Exum ridge. Experienced the most amazing and gorgeous sunset over the Tetons I have ever seen!!! Cold and Windy that night! Got an alpine start the following morning and started climbing the many pitches of the Exum Ridge. What a classic!!! Camera broke from impact damage so I have no pics of this classic ascent. Another reason to go back and do it again! We decided to turn back at the top of the Lower Exum so not to be caught out in the exposed elements. I will return soon and summit this beauty!!!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6530 ft / 1990 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6530 ft / 1990 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6530 ft / 1990 m
    Route:Standard/Exum Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Lupine Meadows  7240 ft / 2206 m
    Time:1 Days 6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6530 ft / 1990 m
    Route:Wall Street
    End Trailhead:Lupine Meadows  7240 ft / 2206 m
    Time:20 Hours 

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