Lower Saddle

The Lower Saddle from the Moraines, a few days before rockfall led Grand Teton National Park to declare accessing the Lower Saddle unsafe and, later, risky.

Grand Teton National Park is no longer advising people to avoid the Lower Saddle between the Grand and Middle Teton and the fixed line, by which climbers and other backcountry users access the feature.

“We are no longer asking people to not approach the Lower Saddle,” Grand Teton Chief of Staff Jeremy Barnum said in a Monday evening text. “However we are advising climbers that melting snow may continue to pose a hazard in this area. Climbers should pay close attention to changing conditions and move through this zone as quickly as possible.”

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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