• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • Seasonal road closures in effect

    Seasonal road closures are in effect for motorized vehicles. The Teton Park Road is closed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed from the Granite Canyon Trailhead to the Death Canyon Road. More »

  • Avalanche hazards exist in the park

    Avalanche hazards exist in the park, especially in mountain canyons and on exposed slopes. A daily avalanche forecast can be found at www.jhavalanche.org or by calling (307) 733-2664. More »

  • Bears emerging from hibernation

    Bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation. Travel in groups of three of more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay at least 100 yards from bears. More »

Climbing & Mountaineering



A climbing permit is not required for mountaineering, but climbers on overnight trips must have a backcountry camping permit to camp or bivouac. Download the Backcountry Camping brochure for more detailed information.

Current and detailed information is available at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station in the summer, (307) 739-3343. In the winter call (307) 739-3309. Current conditions are posted on the Jenny Lake Climbing Ranger blogspot.

From June through September, all Garnet Canyon backcountry camping permits and backcountry camping permits for any trip involving technical climbing or mountaineering must be picked up at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station.


Commercial Climbing Guides

Exum Mountain Guides (307) 733-2297
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides (307) 733-4979


Weather

www.mountainweather.com
NWS Teton Mountain forecast

Avalanche Forecast

Backcountry Avalanche Hazard & Weather Forecast
(307) 733-2664 recorded information
(307) 733-2759 report avalanche activity


Additional Information

Mountaineering brochure, Adobe PDF

Teton Summit Registers: http://www.tetonclimbinghistory.com/

 


Recommended Reading

 

A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range provides complete route descriptions for approximately 800 routes and more than 200 peaks with difficulty ratings. Information on access, approach considerations, equipment recommendations, climbing history, geology and climate.Ninety climbing route topos and 120 black-and-white photos.

 
Teton Classics describes, using the author's wonderful drawings, the best 50 climbing routes to the highest peaks of the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park. Approach and route descriptions are supplemented with photos and the peaks and action photos of climbers.

Did You Know?

Beaver Dick Leigh and his family.

Did you know that Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.