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. All Garnet Canyon permits and any trip involving technical climbing and mountaineering must be picked up at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station from June through September. Download the Backcountry Camping brochure for more detailed information.

Current 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.

Commercial Climbing Guides
Exum Mountain Guides 307-733-2297
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides 307-733-4979

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:


Recommended Reading

Available online from the park's nonprofit partner the Grand Teton Association.

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.

Available online from the park's nonprofit partner the Grand Teton Association.
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.

Last updated: July 14, 2017

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P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


(307) 739-3399

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