Mount Owen

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Mount Owen was one of the last of the great Teton peaks to be climbed, owing to the failure of several early attempts. The mountain is known not only for its own spectacular height and beauty, but for the incredible view from its summit of the north face of the Grand Teton.

Mount Owen honors William O. Owen, member of the first documented ascent of the Grand Teton on August 11, 1898. 

Refer to "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range" by Leigh N. Ortenburger for climbing route information on Mount Owen.

Prominence: 688 feet.

Elevation (feet): 12,928
Elevation (meters): 3,940
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Teton Range - Yellowstone Area
State: Wyoming
Latitude: 43.7469
Longitude: -110.797
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1930
First successful climber(s): R. Underhill, K. Henderson, F. Fryxell, P. Smith
Nearest major airport: Jackson, Wyoming
Convenient Center: Jackson, Wyoming

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Mount Owen.

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  • Log #6041 - by Dan on Aug 18, 2004
    Me and 2 other guys did this peak, a great climb. Bring stuff to make rap anchors! Not much ice mostly snow and rock. If you can solo or do running belays it will be much faster. Get a early start.
  • Log #6042 - by Nick Fullmer on May 04, 2004
    Hiked into the Teton Glacier from Lupine Meadows July 15 with my brother Nathan Fullmer and my uncle Darin Banner. Spent the night on the glacier and started the ascent at 4:30 a.m. via Koven's...
  • Log #6043 - by Dan Tressler on Aug 12, 2001
    This is a classic for those who love the total alpine experience. We followed the Koven route, wich is a nice mix of high-angled snow, ice and rock. I'm sure that whoever named this cluster of peaks...
  • Log #6044 - by Jim Clash on Jan 08, 2000
    One tough, mixed climb of snow & rock (via the Koven route). Start early on summit day. We camped near the Glacier, then climbed it and descended back to the valley on same day. A very long one!...