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Routes : North America : United States : Wyoming : Western Wy. : Grand Teton NP : Cascade Canyon : South Ridge/Upper South Face (standard route)

South Ridge/Upper South Face (standard route) - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (12)
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Rock
light rack (to #2 camalot), lots of fixed pins.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Great climb with some really good exposure. This is the standard route up the peak and other parties are likely to be encountered in the summer months. The route basically follows the south ridge (staying on the face to the right of the crest) to the summit pinnacle. Climb up the south face. Check out both Teton guidebooks.

Submitted by: alpinerockfiend on 2005-10-04
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Route ID: 37279

12 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: climber43 on 2008-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars short but fun

Only roped up for the flake pitch, chimney pitch, and final pitch. Good exposure on the last pitch with plenty of protection. Some steep downclimbing with LOTS of loose rock after the rappel off the summit.

Added: 2008-10-07

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: gbschmitt on 2006-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-07-03

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: stirnie on 2005-05-21 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2005-05-21

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: realization15 on 2004-11-26 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-11-26

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: 4gottherope on 2004-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Climbed with a guide so I seconded. There were 2 good pitches and a bunch of easier stuff, probably 5.7/5.8. The final pitch is a lot of fun with a nice sequence and a cool layback. Personally thought that the easy stuff was too easy but the views were fantastic. The scramble down from the rappel is steep, rocky, and no fun at all. It was a good first multi-pitch climb but probably wouldn't do it again.

Added: 2004-10-03

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