Teewinot Mountain

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Teewinot Mountain
Teewinot Grand Teton GTNP4.jpg
East face of Teewinot Mountain from Jackson Hole
Elevation 12,330 ft (3,760 m)[1] NAVD 88
Prominence 805 ft (245 m)[1]
Location
Location Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, U.S.
Range Teton Range
Coordinates 43°44′50″N 110°46′49″W / 43.74722°N 110.78028°W / 43.74722; -110.78028Coordinates: 43°44′50″N 110°46′49″W / 43.74722°N 110.78028°W / 43.74722; -110.78028[2]
Topo map USGS Grand Teton
Climbing
First ascent 1929 (Fryxell)
Easiest route Climb, class 4

Teewinot Mountain (12,330 feet (3,758 m)) is the sixth highest peak in the Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.[3] The name of the mountain is derived from the Shoshone Native American word meaning "many pinnacles".[citation needed] The peak is northeast of the Grand Teton, and the two are separated from one another by the Teton Glacier and Mount Owen.[citation needed] Teewinot Mountain rises more than 5,500 feet (1,700 m) above Jenny Lake.[citation needed] The 40 miles (64 km) long Teton Range is the youngest mountain chain in the Rocky Mountains, and began their uplift 9 million years ago, during the Miocene.[4] Several periods of glaciation have carved Teewinot Mountain and the other peaks of the range into their current shapes. Broken Falls is one of the tallest cascades in Grand Teton National Park and descends 300 feet (91 m) down the eastern slopes of Teewinot Mountain.

Climbing[edit]

Teewinot Mountain is most easily ascended via the eastern face, which finishes with a somewhat exposed Class 4 scramble to the tiny summit. An unmarked climbers' trail, known as the Apex Trail, leads most of the way up the mountain from the Lupine Meadows area.[5]

See also[edit]

Geology of the Grand Teton area

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Teewinot Mountain, Wyoming". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Teewinot Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Grand teton, WY (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=43.74715&lon=-110.78021&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  4. ^ "Mountain Uplift". Creation of the Teton landscape: Geologic story of Grand Teton National Park. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Teewinot Mountain". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/151742. Retrieved 2011-05-28.