This peak is #63 on the Height List for Wyoming . This peak is #13 in Prominence List for Wyoming .Located in Grand Teton National Park on the W side of Jackson Lake, Approx 10.5km NNE of Grand Teton between Leigh and Moran Canyons. A rugged mountain with a very steep E face. The Skillet and Falling Ice Glaciers are located on the E face, and the Triple Glaciers on the NW side. This mountain is also home to one of the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, The Direct South Buttress Route. There are also many other routes on the mountain.
There is a $20 entrance fee to the park which will also get you into Yellowstone National Park. No permits or fees are required to climb but you should check in at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station. Permits are needed for backcountry camping if using a high camp and free permits are available at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of permits can be made in advance by submitting your request in writing to the address or FAX number below. Reservations may be made as early as January 1 and are accepted up to May 15. Although the permit is free, there is a $15 non-refundable reservation fee. For more information call (307) 739-3397 or (307) 739-3309. Even though your permit is reserved you must pick it up in person by 10 a.m. the morning of your trip or they will make it available to others.
Most of the climbs are approached from Leigh Canyon or the Falling Ice Glacier gulch via the Jenny Lake area. From Jackson, Wyoming, drive 12 miles north on Hwy 191 to Moose Junction. You will enter the park during the first 3 miles. Turn left (west) on Teton Park Road and drive approximately 9 miles to the South Jenny Lake Junction. Follow the signs to the String Lake picnic area.
Name Notes: Named for Thomas Moran who was an American western frontier landscape artist.