Owen-Spalding 2017

August 19, 2017
The Owen Spalding is completely dry.  Remain cautious of recent precipitation and colder temperatures that may cause verglas.
July 31, 2017
Snow completely avoidable to Upper Saddle.  Route is fairly dry and little snow remains.  Remain cautious of wet rock especially with colder temperatures.
July 17, 2017
The route to the upper  saddle is mostly free of snow.  Above sergeant's Chimney, a  few patches of snow exist on ledges near the summit. Owen Chimney is wet or icy in the mornings.



July 5, 2017
Alpine conditions in the Double and Owen chimneys.  Axe/crampons recommended for both the ascent and descent of the Owen Spalding route.

June 28, 2017
Ice axe and crampons are recommended for both the ascent and descent of the Owen Spalding route. Areas of snow and ice remain between the Lower Saddle and summit.  The double chimney's, Owen Chimney and Sargent's Chimney still have lingering ice and snow.
Lower saddle to upper saddle approach continues to have patches of snow and ice.
 Climber traversing Brigg's Slab with the Eye of the Needle in the background.
Climbers approaching the Grand Teton's summit.

June 15, 2017
This route, including descent from the summit via this route, requires the use of an ice axe (or two) and crampons due to abundant snow and ice along the route.  This route sees little sun and will take some time to "dry out."