The second highest peak in the range, with no route easier than 5th class to its summit, Owen would be a showcase peak in almost any other American range. However, since it is obscured by the Grand and/or Teewinot from many of the most frequented vantage points in the park, it seems to get less attention than it deserves. Owen is fully impressive when viewed from the north, particularly in Cascade Canyon.
Owen's most common route of ascent is probably via a traverse from Teewinot. Other accessible routes include the East Ridge and Koven via Surprise Lake and Teton Glacier.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt Owen:
Koven Route 5.4 Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1 pitch, 3000 feet, Grade II
East Ridge 5.6 Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II
Serendipity Arete 5.7 C1 Trad, Aid, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500 feet, Grade III
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Serendipity Arete 5.7 C1 WY : Grand Teton National Park : Mt Owen
The Serendipity Arete, approximately the west ridge of Mt Owen, is much better characterized as a mountain adventure rather than a rock climb. Most people will probably find the approach and descent more demanding than the climb itself. The climbing generally consists of short, steep sections with lots of scrambling in between. Retreat from the route would probably entail much downclimbing.Approach: Cross Jenny Lake somehow, then walk up the Cascade Canyon trail for about three miles, until ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY