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hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 26, 2017 - 12:53pm PT
rgold is correct when he says "the Tetons have a modest alpine character." There are lots of excellent alpine rock routes, but little snow and ice. The only mountaineering skills required are common sense, good judgement and the ability to glissade. I enjoyed the pre-climb bivvies and the glissading back to the lake almost as much as the climbs.

Not sure how/why we had a small fire going.... Partner may be Joe faint? Hard to tell.
Credit: hamie

Dennis Mehmet and his g/f on the right side.
Credit: hamie

Credit: hamie


I have posted this one before. Relaxing in the old climbers' camp at Jenny Lake.
Credit: hamie
melski

Trad climber
bytheriver
Apr 26, 2017 - 11:40am PT
Don't waste your time in those choss piles go directly to the winds
Tod

Trad climber
Idaho
May 10, 2017 - 10:22am PT
Teton's is where I learned what it really meant to climb. My baptism by fire was on the Snaz; my first multipitch and I had only lead my first trad route the week before. Afterwards I knew I would always be a climber. That was in 1993 and I climbed there much of the 90's. In the 2000's, I spent time elsewhere but have recently going back to the Tetons annually and am still in love with the place. Crowds? Sure. But only on a few routes. Coudn't believe how many folks are doing the Traverse. Had three parties in front of us and one behind us in August a few years ago. There are so many other excellent unsung climbs and peaks.
Climbed the Snaz again last year and, after 23 years It has not lost it's appeal.
BurakOzdogan

Trad climber
Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 11, 2017 - 02:56pm PT
Hi hamie,

Please accept my apologies if this is off topic.

I have been working on an article that focuses on historical ascents of one of our mountains in Turkey, the Parmakkaya Tower (Finger Tower or DirekTas) which saw its 1st ascent in 1972 by John Waterman and Dennis Mehmet.

I tried to contact Dane Waterman (cousion of John Waterman) with a hope to get some information if possible but I was not successful to reach him.

I know John Waterman has passed away. But I have no clue about Mr.Dennis Mehmet -who was his partner in that ascent.

I noticed you have some photos above of Dennis Mehmet.

Unfortunately I do not know if Dennis Mehmet is (and hopefully) still alive; if he is, I would really appreciate if you can advise or help me to reach him or anyone who knows him in person that I could get some information. (So far Alan Rubin shared lots of info with me on those times but I would be glad to gather more info.)

Again I apologize if this is an off-topic request.

Thanks and kind Regards,
Burak Ozdogan
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 11, 2017 - 04:50pm PT
Burak

I read your request earlier, on your other thread. Sorry, but I can't help, The last I heard of Dennis was when I read his article in Ascent.

I first met him in Yos, and we both hitched separately to the Tetons. We did several routes together, and shared the same communal campsite. He was a good guy, and a good climbing partner. Like you, I hope that he is still alive and kickin'. He is standing on the right in the last photo above.

Life is so much easier with email. I have lost track of almost all of my early climbing partners.
BurakOzdogan

Trad climber
Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 12, 2017 - 04:58am PT
Hello Hamie,

Thank you very much for your answers.

Would it be suitable for you if I can ask you a few questions via email about the topic? If it is fine for you, you can drop me a message to ozdogan76 at gmail.com, and I will write you back.

Thanks, Ragards,
Burak Ozdogan
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:07am PT
Wow...great thread! Thanks for all the pictures and stories. I have so many memories going back to 1967 but not a single photo....except for a few from my two marriages there.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:27am PT
I just love the Tetons, always have. Yep, there are crowds, but there is an awful lot of alpine goodness packed into a small area.
Credit: Nick Danger
Long time partner and major bud John Ferguson on the north face of the Grand.
Credit: Nick Danger
Myownself on Symmetry Spire.
Credit: Nick Danger
Early major climbing partner and major bud for life, Jimmy Newberry, Exum Ridge.
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 12, 2017 - 10:31am PT
For some more pictures and discussion, have a look at http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2988208/Meet-me-in-the-Tetons
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 12, 2017 - 10:45am PT
My favorite ten climbs in the Tetons:

North Ridge/North Face Direct combo on the Grand
Lower Black Ice/ West Face on the Grand combo
North Face of the Enclosure on the Grand
Complete Exum Ridge
South Buttress Right of Mt. Moran
Irene’s Arete
The Snaz
Caveat Emptor
The Cathedral Traverse
Enclosure Ice Gully/SW Ridge of the Enclosure combo
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 12, 2017 - 05:54pm PT
Enclosure Ice Gully/SW Ridge of the Enclosure combo

You mean the NW Ridge, right?
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