Greg Collins and Hans Johnstone were the first to take an Alpine style approach to the Grand Teton 10 years ago. And this year, they’ve returned, charting a new route up the mountain’s southwest face.
A decade ago, Collins and Johnstone established the Golden Pillar, a V 5.12-, 300m line up the Grand Teton, marking the first time a technical Alpine route was taken to the the summit.
Since then, the line has not been repeated and technical climbing on the mountain has been static.
But two weeks ago, the duo returned to the Grand Teton and climbed a new route called Bean’s Shining Wall of Stroms (V 5.12).