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Re: Middle Teton

August 26 2011 at 12:07 AM
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Luddite  (Login KingLudd)


Response to Middle Teton

Hey Mike. The snow on the 3rd class route was not an issue. You can avoid it by climbing rock from the saddle. Just don't drift too far to the climber's left happy.gif Once in the gully, there is no snow that can't be avoided. We were on rock the whole way. You may want an axe and crampons for the approach. There are two snow fields that would be interesting to ascend/descend if they were firm from the Meadows to the Saddle. We had, and used axe and crampons. You can cache them at the saddle. Also, there's plenty of water along the way. I started the JBC protocol descending from Borah when our treatment option walked out before us wink.gif and drank untreated water in the Tetons and am still brown-stain free as we speak. Maybe it IS a conspiracy. Sorry to go off-topic.

The Middle with the route visible.
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Choss gully about mid-way.
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Very short scramble near the top.
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Here is the South. If you haven't done the South before, I would recommend doing it the same time you do the Middle. The route is very straight-forward and it's NOT a class 4. It only takes about 45 minutes from the saddle.
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