Symmetry Spire

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Symmetry Spire
Symmetry Spire GTNP1.jpg
Symmetry Spire at center right and Storm Point center left
Highest point
Elevation 10,565–10,645 ft (3,220–3,245 m) [1]
Prominence 320 [1]
Coordinates 43°46′25″N 110°45′56″W / 43.77361°N 110.76556°W / 43.77361; -110.76556Coordinates: 43°46′25″N 110°45′56″W / 43.77361°N 110.76556°W / 43.77361; -110.76556[2]
Geography
Parent range Teton Range
Topo map USGS Mount Moran
Climbing
First ascent Fryxell/Smith 1929
Easiest route Scramble/Technical class 4 to 5.8

Symmetry Spire (10,565–10,645 feet (3,220–3,245 m)) is located in the Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[3] The mountain, first climbed via the east ridge route on August 20, 1929 by Fritiof Fryxell and Phil Smith, towers above the northwest shore of Jenny Lake and Cascade Canyon. The scenic Lake of the Crags, a cirque lake or tarn, is located northwest of the summit and is accessed by way of Hanging Canyon. Popular with mountaineers, the spire has numerous challenging cliffs.[4][5]

Teton Range left to right with the Cathedral Group, Cascade Canyon, Symmetry Spire, Mount Saint John and Rockchuck Peak

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Symmetry Spire, Wyoming". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Symmetry Spire". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ Mount Moran, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  4. ^ Ortenburger, Leigh (November 1, 1996). A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range. Mountaineers Books. pp. 304–313. ISBN 978-0-89886-480-9. 
  5. ^ "Symmetry Spire". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2011-05-28.