North face (Grand Teton)

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North face of the Grand Teton
Location Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, US
Coordinates 43°44′28″N 110°48′07″W / 43.74110°N 110.802°W / 43.74110; -110.802
Climbing Area Grand Teton
Route Type Trad/alpine
Vertical Gain 3,000 feet
Pitches 12
Rating 5.8
Grade IV
First ascent Paul Petzoldt, Jack Durrance & Eldon Petzoldt, 1936

The north face of the Grand Teton is a technical rock climbing in Wyoming. Today the route is usually climbed by a variation that avoids the chimneys which are often wet or icy. The route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.[1][2]


  1. ^ Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. ISBN 0-87156-292-8. 
  2. ^ Ortenburger, Leigh N.; Reynold G. Jackson (November 1996). A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range Third Edition (3 Sub ed.). Mountaineers Books. ISBN 0-89886-480-1. 

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