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North America, United States, Wyoming, Tetons, Variations on the Grand Teton

Variation on the Grand Teton. During August 1948 Dick Pow- nall and Art Gilkey established a new route on the Grand Teton. This route branches off from the regular (Owen) route at the upper saddle; it begins with a traverse to the S. on a rather broad ledge which begins at the base of the Wittich Crack. After the 150-ft. traverse, the route ascends a series of three ten-ft. faces, terminating on broad ledges. Once up these faces, one has an easy walk to the Exum Ridge. The climbing is easy but somewhat exposed. The route provides a good alternative for parties turned back by ice on the Owen route.