American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Tetons, Minor Peaks

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  • Publication Year: 1933

Minor peaks: Rockchuck Peak, two ascents ; Cloudveil Dome, Disappointment Peak, Storm Point Symmetry Spire, Prospectors Mountain, Veiled Peak, and Eagles Rest each one ascent. The three peaks last mentioned, climbed by Phil Smith and various companions, involved (so far as known) the only first ascents.

For the most, climbers kept to established routes. However, the following ascents deserve mention: (1) first traverse from the west of Mt. Owen, by Ed. Woolf and Paul Petzoldt (July 28) ; (2) first traverse from the east of Mt. Woodring, by Phil Smith and William Rea (July 31) ; (3) solo ascents of the Middle and South Tetons, Cloudveil Dome, and Nez Percé, all in the same day (August 5) by Fred Ayres.

On the Grand Teton three of the fourteen ascents were by the southwest ridge route ; the rest by the traditional route from the west. Paul Petzoldt and Glenn Exam served as guides for all but five of these parties.

Fritiof Fryxell.

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