Introduction to Teton Mountaineering

The Teton Range, full of towering peaks, roaring waterfalls, and challenging hikes, is one of the best mountaineering destinations in the contiguous United States. From demanding climbs to meandering walks, visitors can spot colorful meadows, enchanting wildlife, and some of the most beautiful peaks in the world. This website is a passion project created by the two of us—Sarah and Kasia. We want to help fellow climbers understand this vast, expansive range, by detailing some of the best resources (and climbs!) in the area.

So, to start, we want to share a few of our favorite climbing objectives in Grand Teton National Park. Each of these peaks is a moderate-to-advanced climb, but they are single-day excursions—perfect for experienced locals and vacationers.

 

Storm Point—This is one of the most popular of all Teton rock climbs. It’s a great rock, offers stunning scenery, and it’s a fun climb with a lot of variation. Choose the ascent that works with your skill level. Guides Wall is one of the most challenging, and the descent includes long rappels, but there are easier climbs on separate walls.

 

Ice Point—This small peak is perfect for new climbers. Perched just above Jenny Lake, it has some hiking, some scrambling, beautiful early-season snow, and an easy technical ridge—perfect for practicing. This is a full-day climb, but it is significantly easier than similar walls in the area, making it one of the more pleasant ways to spend a day.

 

Disappointment Peak—We laughed aloud when we found this guy. “Disappointment” is a misnomer—the peak offers the most stunning view of any Teton peak. The Southeast Ridge is a pleasant one-day climb and involves very little technical difficulty. Roped climbing occurs throughout tricky spots, but the summit is an easy reach.