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Lower Exum - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

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I definitely know why this route is consider one of the top 50 in the US. It has everything from chimneys to aretes to face climbing and dehedrals. Spectacular route! and a lot of fun. The descent is a lovely little pain in the butt, but manageable. The route can be done with just one 60m rope, but the last repel will use almost the whole length.

Submitted by: redeemed6_12 on 2007-11-04
Last Modified: 2011-05-19
Views: 3149
Route ID: 90428

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: GrumpyJohn on 2009-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Must Do

Put this one on your list.

Added: 2010-03-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: diggler on 2008-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Phenomenal!

Probably one of the most enjoyable alpine climbs I've done! Exceptional scenery, just about perfect rock, & really fun climbing.

Belayed 2 pitches on the upper, did the lower belayed. Crux, I'd say, is the Black Wall (& route-finding up it). Climbed the mountain in my 5.10 Exum Guides, fittingly :)

When topping out on the Upper Exum (before climbing to the top of the actual summit pinnacle), look around for the start of the rap' station- if you see others, make a mental note of where it starts for the descent.

Added: 2009-04-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: keg5066 on 2008-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars amazing rock

the direct exum line is a must do in the tetons

Added: 2008-08-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: semicolin on 2006-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars meant to climb the whole ridge but we ran out of time.

Actually, we had a couple debaucles in the Garnet Canyon area. But we finally ascended via the Owen-Spaulding route.

http://my.opera.com/semicolin1/blog/show.dml/406580

Added: 2008-07-19