Matador Ambassador Griffin Post climbs the Grand Teton in a single-day assault.

THE GRAND TETON is one of the most iconic peaks of the American west. “The Grand,” as it’s affectionately known, tops out at a solid 13,770ft (4,198m), and its imposing silhouette is the centerpiece of Grand Teton National Park, which comprises 310,000 acres of wilderness straddling Wyoming and Idaho. Griffin Post calls nearby Jackson Hole, WY home and recently made his first ascent of The Grand starting at 2:30am to climb and descend the roughly 7,000ft (2,121m) of vertical in one day.

Check out the accompanying post: Grand Teton in 1 day: Gear essentials.

This post was produced in partnership with our friends at Gerber, whose gear is stoking out the Matador Ambassadors.


Garnet Canyon

Headlamps wandering through Garnet Canyon after an early (2:30am) start to cover the roughly 7,000ft vert.



7am sunlight on the Middle Teton and Middle Teton Glacier, as seen from the Lower Saddle.


The first pitch

An exposed, yet easy, first pitch on the Upper Exum.


Middle Teton

Looking down on the Middle Teton from the Upper Exum.


A scramble

Exposed scrambling, not for the faint of heart.


Last scramble

One of the final scrambles on the Upper Exum.


Panoramic views

The higher you get, the better the view gets.


USGS marker

Pretty sure I'm the only person, ever, to take a picture of this USGS marker.


Lake views

Jackson and Jenny Lakes from the summit of the Grand Teton.



Screw bars and gels. Dried meats are where it's at.


The way down

Rappelling into the abyss.


Last rappel

Throwin' rope on the final rap.