Tetons Expedition

  • 06/24/2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • 06/29/2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Grand Teton National Park
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Join MAA in Wyoming to climb The Grand, Middle and South Teton. Routes will include the classics Exum Ridge and Owen Spaulding on the Grand and the Glacier Route, North Ridge and Northwest Ice Couloir on the Middle Teton. This is a collection of must-do American alpine rock and ice climbs! Routes will be sequenced over the course of a week from the same basecamp, decided as weather and options dictate. Participants must be proficient in alpine multi-pitch and alpine ice climbing. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 7. Hope to have you out with us!

SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified by email. Thank you! 


  • What's happening: Many routes on the Grand Teton and Middle Teton, with options to also climb South Teton, Cloudveil Dome and Nez Perce, from a basecamp in Garnet Canyon. Proposed routes include (1) Grand: Upper Exum Ridge, II 5.5. Could also be combined with Lower Exum Ridge, III 5.7 (2) Grand: Owen-Spaulding Route, II 5.4 (3) Middle: North Ridge, III 5.6 (4) Middle: Northwest Ice Couloir, III 5.6 AI3 (5) Middle: Glacier Route, III 5.4 AI2.
  • Where to meet: 5:00 pm AAC Climbers Ranch, Monday, June 24th, or arrange pick-up at airport that day. Please fly in between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. On Saturday, don't leave any earlier than 5:00 pm please.
  • Participant Expedition Fees: $198 per person. Pays for Monday night stay at the climber's ranch, camping permit fee, mandatory group gear deposit, mileage reimbursement to get gear and EL to Wyoming. Minimum of 5 participants to meet these expenses. Fee must be paid to confirm registration.
  • Refund Policy: Full refund outside of 90 days, 50% refund 90-60 days, no refund closer than 60 days
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, (916) 872-3399, darren@mountainascent.org
  • Minimum / Maximum: 5,7
  • What to bring: Rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, 4 locking and 2 non-locking carabiners, slings, cordelette, prusik, crampons, ice axe / tools, 15-30 liter climbing pack, approach shoes / boots compatible with your crampons, food, water, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, headlamp, trekking pole(s), 45-60 liter basecamp pack. Group gear such as rock protection, ropes, tents, stove, etc. will be determined beforehand. 
  • Travel and gear coordination: Group travel coordination spreadsheet here. General discussion on member's forum here.
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Additional Info: Bear canisters or bear-proof containers are required.


  • PRIOR: Evening weekday conference call March 26th 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Register here.
  • PRIOR: Training day opportunities with team. Suggested North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak or Whitney East Face or East Buttress events.
  • PRIOR: General discussion on member's forum.
  • DAY 1: Monday, June 24th - 5:00 pm, meet and greet at the AAC Climbers Ranch inside the park. Get permits. Pickup at the airport between 10:00 am- 4:00 pm can also be arranged. Dinner, logistics, enjoy a cozy bunk.
  • DAY 2: Tuesday, June 25th -  Early start, hike to basecamp at the Upper Saddle. Establish camp, dinner, scout routes or climb a short route.
  • DAY 3: Wednesday, June 26th - Climb route(s) on the Grand or Middle Teton
  • DAY 4: Thursday, June 27th - Climb route(s) on Middle or Grand Teton, then move camp back down to The Meadows area. 
  • DAY 5: Friday June 28th - Route(s) on the South Teton, Cloudveil Dome or Nez Perce, or contingency day
  • DAY 6: Saturday June 29th - Shorter climb, then take down basecamp and head back to the trailhead. If flying, don't schedule to leave any earlier than 5:00 pm.


  • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.



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