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Jenny Lake Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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An old school photo I found of CutFinger Boulder


In Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, a few climbers had practiced on the three Jenny Lake Boulders (Falling Ant Slab, Cutfinger Rock, Red Cross Rock) from the late 1940s through the 1950s. Among these climbers were Yvon Chouinard, Bob Kamps, John Gill and others. Between 1958-59 John Gill established the North Corner V8 and Gill Route V6 or V7. Both on Red Cross Rock.

Now I'm not saying Jenny Lake boulders are world class by any means, but if you are looking for a great time, beautiful views, and to get out on some rock with extreme historical value then this is a definite stop! There are climbs for all levels and the rock quality is bomb proof.

From my personal experience, I was the only person bouldering so you may be lucky have this quite spot all to yourself.

Also, anyone that stumbles onto this page and has been there, please help me with adding the routes. Its been a long time since I've been and need to try and find the paper with the route names on it that I received at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station (pick one up it helps).

And lastly, Enjoy the amazing climbing and Crush Hard!

Getting There 

From Moose, drive 8 miles north to Jenny Lake campground and the nearby Jenny Lake Ranger Station. From the ranger station, go 100 yards west to a bicycle path and then north about 100 yards to three historic boulders. Cutfinger Rock's south face is seen first left of the path and Falling Ant Slab is just west 15 yards towards Jenny Lake. Red Cross Rock is 39 yards north of Cutfinger; adjacent to the bike path on left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jenny Lake Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jenny Lake Bouldering:
Classic Overhang   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Red Cross Rock
Cut Finger Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine   Cutfinger Rock
Cut Finger Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V1 5     TR, Boulder, Alpine   Cutfinger Rock
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Featured Route For Jenny Lake Bouldering

Gill Problem V7 7A+  WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Red Cross Rock
Probably the classic Jenny Lake testpiece, and an historical problem for any number of reasons.First and foremost, as far as I can tell, the small obvious crimp on the face was chipped or improved sometime in the 60s after the first ascent. Using this hold makes the problem somewhere in the V7 range, and isn't strictly speaking "The Gill Problem." That said, not using it today makes the problem an obvious contrivance, and it seems foolish to avoid it, except for historical purposes.So then, the...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Jenny Lake Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Another Old school photo; Red Cross Rock
Another Old school photo; Red Cross Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: The ranger guide's topo for the Jenny Lake boulder...
BETA PHOTO: The ranger guide's topo for the Jenny Lake boulder...

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By Bradley Mark Edwards
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jul 25, 2012
Does anyone have any insight into what's what on this boulder? The boulders there are sweet and I know that they've been climbed a lot but just wanted to see if there was actual info out there. The ranger's station didn't have the printout of the area when I was there.
By Royce
Aug 8, 2013
just uploaded a copy of the printout

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