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The Grand Teton is the 13,770-foot sentinel of the Teton Mountain Range. Made famous in Ansel Adams’ 1942 photograph, “The Tetons and the Snake River”, the Grand Teton is the main attraction for both tourists and climbers who visit this incredible mountain range. The Grand Teton's Exum Ridge was first climbed in 1931 by Glenn Exum. That classic route contains a famous climbing pitch titled Wall Street. Wall Street is a ramp of stone bisecting a large cliff near the Exum Ridge. This stone ramp gradually narrows as it approaches the ridge, and disappears altogether, just twenty feet from the ridge proper. The resulting gap drops 2,000 feet to the valley below. Glenn Exum allegedly leapt the first climbing move over this gap...unroped. This section is universally known as the Exum Leap, although most climbers prefer to experience it roped! All aspects of the Grand Teton provide classic alpine climbing terrain. The easiest route up the mountain is the Owen-Spalding, rated at 5.4; while the most popular route is the Upper Exum Ridge, rated at 5.5.
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Summit Upper Exum Ridge Rock Climb 08/12/2011
Summit Upper Exum Ridge Rock Climb 07/24/2008
Grand Teton, Teton National Park, Wyoming
Upper Exum Ridge, Grand Teton, Teton National Park, Wyoming
Upper Exum Ridge, Grand Teton, Teton National Park, Wyoming
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