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Ford-Stettner Couloir

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 4.5 (2) SKI LINE

A test piece in North American ski mountaineering.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Ski Line

13,637' 4,157 m

High

8,962' 2,732 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

4,675' 1,425 m

Down

46%

Avg Slope (25°)

90%

Max Slope (42°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Bring appropriate climbing gear as you see fit. Typically there is technical ice in the Chevy Couloir between the Stettner and Ford Couloir. Crampons are a must. Typically, a few ice screws (conditions dependent) and a few nuts and a small cam or two will get you through. Two 60m ropes are ideal.

Description

The Grand Teton, what everybody looks at in awe, yet few people climb, and fewer ski. A tall, pointy peak with a classic couloir coming of the summit, this is one of the most classic lines in North America. Can be approached from either Taggart Lake if there is snow down to the bottom or via the hiking trail into Garnet Canyon. Slope angles top out near 50.

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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in Teton Range

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Skiing the bottom part of the Ford Couloir, the Middle Teton is in the background.
Apr 23, 2018 near Alta, WY
TCOB
Jul 8, 2017 near Alta, WY
POV video of skiing the Grand Teton
Apr 14, 2015 near Driggs, ID
Approaching the Middle Teton early in the morning.
Apr 11, 2016 near Driggs, ID

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Apr 22, 2018
Jacob Winey
Lots of ice in Chevy, crusty up high.