Ascent of Static Peak on 1990-09-21

Climber: Steve Myers

Others in Party:Andy Till
Loic Cherieux
Date:Friday, September 21, 1990
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Static Peak
    Elevation:11303 ft / 3445 m

Ascent Trip Report

Static Peak is prominent in the southern half of the Teton Range. It stands just to the south of the higher Buck Mountain. The approach from the south is almost easy, just a fairly gentle slope rising from the trail. The view from the top however is impressive. From the summit, the mountain is a near vertical cliff down to the east and north to a small glacier below.

I summited this peak for the first time with my friend Andy Till and Loic. Loic was from France and was to be returning to France in just a few days. Before he left, he wanted to get out one more time to the mountains. Late September is a sweet time in many places, but I found it to be especially sweet in the Tetons. The summer crowds have departed for more cosmopolitan places, and the angle of light casts an urgent shadow on a short season that soon slips into winter. I understood Loic's need to get out. There is something about autumn in the Tetons that demands you take advantage of it. One last hike, one last peak, one last swim, one last bike ride, one last time to hang out with friends that you must soon say goodbye to. On this day, Andy, Loic and I made the most of the time we had. A peak in the September chill of the Tetons is not to be missed.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Trailhead:6803 ft / 2073 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble

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