Wyoming Mountains – Climbing in the Cowboy State
8 (Must Climb) Wyoming Mountains – Tetons, Wind River Range, and Big Horn Mountains
Grand Teton -13,776′
Highest mountain in the Teton Range, Western Wyoming. The Owen-Spalding Route (5.6) is the easiest/ most climbed route to the summit. Most often done as a 2 day climb – camping at the lower saddle or the morain field. It is also possible to complete the climb, car to car in a day.
From the Lupin Trails parking lot hike to the saddle between the Grand Teton and the Middle Teton. Continue to the upper saddle before roping up for the “belly roll” and continue climbing the low angle cracks for another 500 feet to the summit.
Gannett Peak – 13,809′
Wyoming’s highest mountain located in the heart of the Wind River Range. Start with a 18 mile approach, most climbed route is the Gooseneck Glacier 5.4, 60 foot rock wall above the bergschurnd is the crux.
Classic Cirque of the Towers mountain, approach this Wind River Mountain from Big Sandy lake. The NE face offers a fine 5.7 multi-pitch route or try the Black Elk a 5.11a on Warbonnet’s east face.
Highest mountain in the Big Horn Range, the regular route follows the SW ridge.
The next mountain south of the Grant Teton. Most often accended via the SW couloir, approach from the Middle-South Teton saddle.
Another Cirque of the Towers mountain that offers several steep rock routes to the summit.
Classic Tetons Mountain, done in a day from Lupine Meadows parking lot. Head right up the East Face starting with the Apex Trail.
The Black Tooth
Deep in the Big Horn Mountains the “Tooth” draws few visitors.
Orin and Lorraine Bonney’s Guide to the Mountains of Wyoming,
the original climbing wyoming guide book.