Route: Teton Center Punch Traverse (WY)

Location
Wyoming, US
Description

Submitted by Kelly Halpin:

The Teton Center Punch Traverse is a 70 mile route is designed to link up the spine of the Teton Range along and through the hydrographic divide. The traverse hits 16 summits, including Red Mountain, Moose Mountain, Glacier Peak, Doubtful Peak, Littles Peak, Table Mountain, Mount Glory, and a number of unnamed peaks. Route begins at Glade Creek aka Berry Creek Trailhead near Flag Ranch, just south of Yellowstone. Follow the main fork of Berry Creek to the south fork of Berry Creek to ascend Red Mountain via the NE ridge. The route then turns SB follows the divide along the ridge over a number of passes and summits. Due to loose technical rock and cliffs, the ridge does not cleanly link up in a number of places, but can be dropped off and on as you follow the divide. Climb and drop off the ridge to the west off of Green Lakes Mountain and join the trail SB through Green Lakes Basin and rejoin the ridge at Littles Peak. From here, traverse SB towards the Wigwams. The Wigwams provide technical route finding that largely consists of easy 5th class climbing on shattered sedimentary rock. Continue to follow the ridge SB to summit Table Mountain and descend on the south side to join the Teton Crest Trail at Hurricane Pass. Follow the Crest Trail until Phillips Pass, where, rather than continuing on the traditional Crest Trail to Phillips Trailhead, stay on the ridge SB to Mount Glory and end at Teton Pass. About 50% of the route of off trail with roughly 22k vertical feet of gain.