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tarzan420


Jul 21, 2004, 9:16 AM
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Routes on Table Mountain, Grand Teton NP  (North_America: United_States: Wyoming: Western_Wy_: Grand_Teton_NP)
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This is Table Mountain in GTNP, for anyone who didn't read the title...

So, does anyone know anything about either of these routes? Looks interesting, to say the least.


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Jul 21, 2004, 6:34 PM
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Heartbreak Ridge is reputedly a classic, if a long ways back there.


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bump.


agrauch


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So...whadaya want to know?

I climbed Heartbreak Ridge Sunday. Its an enjoyable route. It basically follows the crest of the S ridge of the S buttress with a little meandering on the 2nd and 3rd pitches. For the most part the rock solid and clean, but there is the typical Teton scree on belay ledges. The climbing isn't hard, generally easy 5th class but most pitches had some harder sections. Pro was a little sparse in places.

The approach is something like 7 or 8 miles with only a short stretch of uphill bushwhacking to a good bivy site. From the bivy there is a short talus scramble to the base of the route.


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did you approach from the jackson side - jenny lake, or from the idaho side - teton canyon?


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We approached from Jenny Lake. Took the nice flat trail. It was long, but easy.


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so, would you recommend it as a beginning alpine-ish-style climb?


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If you're a solid 5.7/8 climber than this is route is as good a place as any to start climbing alpine rock.

Emphasis is on the word solid. The route is fairly long, 9 pitches plus a bit of scrambling. There are some route finding problems. There are some 20 foot run outs on 5.7 terrain. Some of the anchors are tricky. Retreat from the route looked to be rather involved.


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