Buck Mountain, East Face
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,340' -408 m
High: 11,687' 3,562 m
Low: 10,347' 3,154 m
GradeAvg Slope: 35% (19°)
Max Slope: 53% (28°)
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“A classic ski-mountaineering objective in Grand Teton National Park.”— Ben Johnson
Approach from Death Canyon Trailhead, veering north from the standard Wimpy's Ridge/Albright approach to get into Stewart's Draw (right after you leave the Valley Trail and begin climbing seems like a popular spot). Follow Stewart's draw up and up, then switch to boots for the ascent of the "exit couloir" on the North side of the lower East face.
6-8 hours seems to be a reasonable time for those with good fitness to reach the 11,938' summit. Expect around 5,500' of elevation for the day, and don't forget to stop at Dornan's on the way home to grab a beer and admire the face you just skied!
An ice axe is a good one for this route and crampons can be helpful, too.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Grand Teton National Park