View across Death Canyon to Prospector's Mountain....
Death Canyon offers the highest concentration of pure rock climbing routes in the Tetons. It also has a relatively short approach (60 to 90 minutes) for most of the routes - an added bonus in an area of epic approaches.
This canyon is simply stunning. It is framed on both sides by giant rock walls with a beautiful creek cascading down the middle. The approach goes quickly with the great views!
Water is available via the creek after 2.5 miles on the trail.
Directly across from the Moose Visitor Center, make a left onto Moose-Wilson road. Make a right onto a dirt road after about 10 minutes. Follow this road to the Death Canyon trailhead.
From the trailhead, hike past Phelps Lake and into the canyon. Follow the trail for 2-3 miles depending upon your destination.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Dihedral of Horrors 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WY
: Grand Teton National Park
: ... : Omega Buttress
Another fun Omega Buttress diversion, though fuller value than Annals of Time. A great day involves climbing Dihedral of Horrors, then rapping in from a tree to Annals of Time's final crux pitch. P1: 200', 5.7R: Same as for Annals of TimeP2: short, 5.9: Move to the right end of the broad ledge and climb a short dihedral with a 5.9 move into easier terrain, trending right for the obvious dihedral.P3: 120', 5.9: Full value! A powerful lieback up a flake (3" piece is great!) brings you into an aweso...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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