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FORD/CHEVY/STETTNER | GRAND TETON | TETONS (CENTRAL) | WYOMING | UNITED STATES
Date Created: 10/23/2010
Last Updated: 10/24/2010
|Skiable Vert:||7100 ft|
|Climbing Vert:||7170 ft|
|Top Elevation:||13770 ft|
|Trailhead Elevation:||6600 ft|
|AVG Ascent Time:||9-11 hours|
|Ascent Type:||Bootpack, Skin, Easy Crampon/snow axe, Technical Climbing|
|Steepest Section:||55+ Degrees|
|Slope Type:||Ridge, Bowl, Chute, Couloir, Face, Gully|
|First Descent:||Jeff Rhoads and Brad Peck|
The entire day is surreal and grueling. Amazing views. Terrifying exposure. Numerous difficult sections.
Skin or hike up Garnet Canyon to the Meadows. Bootpack ~NW to the Teepe Snowfield. Ascend Teepe Snowfield to Glencoe Col. Traverse NW to the Stettner Couloir. Technical climbing through Stettner and Chevy Couloirs. Bootpack Ford Couloir and SE Snowfield to the summit. If things start to warm up or your gut sez "NO", turn around and call it a day.
Don't fall until after you've descended beyond the Teepe Snowfield! After descnding the upper snowfield and Ford Couloir, most people rappel through the steep, icy Chevy Couloir and parts of the Stettner. Personally, I'm most tweaked while skiing the traverse between the Stettner and the top of the Teepe Snowfield. It's steep, exposed and usually windloaded. See the photo below. Exercise extreme caution throughout the descent so you don't die.
GTNP Park Pass. Also, make sure to tell a friend where you're going and when you expect to be back.
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