American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Various Ascents

Wyoming, Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: John Kelley
  • Climb Year: N/A
  • Publication Year: 2005

In August 2001 an Appalachian State student named Chris and I climbed a new 800' variation to the High Route on the Enclosure. It parallels the High Route on the right and goes at IV 5.10+R/X.

In October 2001 Bob Webster and I made the first ascent of the Minor Fourth Couloir (2,000+', IV M6 WI5) on Mt. Moran. It’s the couloir/chimney system to the right of the Pika Ridge on the northeast face.

In September 2002 Kevin Mahoney and I made the first asccnt of Three Shots in the Dizzy Wind (600', IV M6) on the north face of the Enclosure. This route connects the Enclosure Couloir to the High Route, with around 2,200' of climbing total.

In November 2002 Steve Farrand and I climbed a new route on the east face of the Grand Teton. The Kelley-Farrand (IV WI5R/X) climbs the thin smear of ice just left of the Stettner Couloir. It connects with the left branch of the Stettner after three pitches and follows it to the top.

In December 2003 Matt Neuner and I put in a new ice line to the right of Guides’ Wall. Tango Max (1,400', IV M6 WI6) is to the right of the right Tackle Pillar.

John Kelley

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