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Ascent of Mount Glory-North Peak on 2015-06-20

Climber: Benjamin Thomson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Glory-North Peak
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:10032 ft / 3057 m

Ascent Trip Report

First summit in the long ridge walk I did from Teton Pass to Teton Village.

Hit the trail at 4:05 am, still essentially pitch black. Made it majority of the way up before I turned my headlamp off at around 4:50. Got to the glory summit 10-20 minutes before the true sunrise, and the lighting was amazing. Did the quick 10 minute stroll over to Moby Dick and saw the really sunrise there.

The hike then descended quite a bit, down to Phillips pass which I think was the low point of the ridge at 8902. Once I crossed the Crest trail at the pass, the ridge started very quickly gaining elevation, back up above 10,000 in just a mile or so. I got to the unnamed Peak 10,052 at around 8 and took a little breakfast break there. I was slightly lamenting what came before me, rendezvous peak, the high point of the ridge, loomed 1000 feet above and only a mile or so away, and I could tell this one wouldn't be easy.

Peak 10,052 had a steep and sketchy descent onto a large snowfield. I licked out that majority of the snow on the hike was avoidable or flat. Once across the snowfield, Rendezvous rose very quick. There was a real fun ~20 ft wall that presented a nice challenge. The first route I chose got a little too much, but in the end I climbed a very exposed ~5.6. I was surprised and impressed with rendezvous peak, it was far more fun and challenging then I gave it credit for. Once to the summit, the ridge that you continue on is amazing. Very exposed, incredible 360 views of the area, especially death canyon shelf and housetop mtn. You also get your first view of No Name and Cody. No name also included some tricky maneuvers, and was far more difficult and fun then I expected. Cody presented a few problems. Other than being the typical loose shale of the ridge, there were some seriously tough walls. It took a lot of scouting to find a good way up, and getting down was no easy task either. Eventually I ended up at the top of the tram, rendezvous mtn, and had a waffle with pb and bacon. Getting down from there to après vous was surprisingly tricky. Getting down from apres vous was the worst. Steep bushwhacking.

It was a really awesome ridge overall.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Glory/Rendezvous ridge (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Glory-North Peak2015-06-20 
2Moby Dick2015-06-20 
3Peak 100532015-06-20 
4Rendezvous Peak2015-06-20 
5No Name Peak2015-06-20 
6Cody Peak2015-06-20 
7Rendezvous Mountain2015-06-20 
8Apres Vous Mountain2015-06-20 



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