Ascent of Middle Teton on 2012-06-17

Climber: Jeff Crow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, June 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Middle Teton
    Elevation:9500 ft / 2895 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arriving late the evening before I got a late start from American Alpine Club Climbers Camp. I was greeted by a "Grizzly Bear & Cubs in Area" sign on bridge, on a beautiful but breezy morning. Camp to upper basin & turn around @ 9,500', where it was extremely windy, overcast & dropping barometric pressure. After considering options I decided to turn around so, I lunched and watched skiers, climbers & hikers above me for nearly an hour. Middle Teton's basin was still under deep snow, but the "Black Dyke was an easy, distinct landmark. All in all, no summit, but a beautiful day in the Tetons.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Extremely Windy, Overcast

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