A very aesthetic line straight up the basalt dike that splits the Middle Teton right up the center. Several pitches of moderate climbing broken up by some 3rd class gullies. It makes for a very long day from the valley floor.
Submitted by: hollyclimber on 2006-03-08
Route ID: 57655
This is a long route. However, we only roped up for the crux pitch so moving fast is easy to do. Getting off of the Dike Pinnacle is easier than it first appears. When on the summit downclimb towards the Middle Teton Glacier to where a rap anchor will be found. After the rappel traverse around the next pinnacle to another rap.
* If a descent is needed before the Dike Pinnacle use the South East Couloir. It is the only couloir facing that direction and is very obvious because you pass by it on the ascent. It is extremely loose and at least one rappel makes life easier. Cliffs prevent a complete descent to the canyon floor...to avoid being cliffed out traverse West across a fairly obvious grassy bench near the bottom of the couloir. This bench provides access to Garnet Canyon.