Summer Teton View Courtesy of VisitJacksonHole

Climbing the Grand Teton

The secret has been out for a while, Grand Teton National Park is a mecca for climbing and mountaineering. And one of the most popular ascents is taking on the Grand Teton. 

Each summer, thousands of people visit the park hoping to summit one of the jagged peaks but although climbing is fun and exhilarating, it’s also a very dangerous activity with a variety of variables. 

A climbing permit is not required for mountaineering, but climbers on overnight trips must have a backcountry camping permit to camp or bivouac. All Garnet Canyon permits and any trip involving technical climbing and mountaineering must be picked up at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station from June-September.

Conditions in the mountains can change suddenly. Always be prepared when traveling in the high country. Check conditions before heading out, pack for changing weather, let someone know your plans, and be prepared to turn around if conditions worsen.

For climbing information, stop by the Jenny Lake Ranger Station June-September.

Summer conditions information: 307-739-3343

Winter conditions information: 307-739-3309.

Current conditions are posted on the Jenny Lake Climbing Ranger blogspot.

Another important resource is the local avalanche report found at: