Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb
ElevationAscent: 4,104' 1,251 m
Descent: -51' -16 m
High: 10,396' 3,169 m
Low: 6,343' 1,933 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“The most demanding race in the region, with stunning views all the way to the top of the JHMR Tram!”— doug cook
Race - Aug 3, 2019
95% singletrack on the Wildflower and Cirque trails to the top of the famous JHMR Aerial Tram; no more summer service road to the top! And to keep the spirit of running alive for future generations, the Teton Trail Runners will use 100% of the proceeds to support the Jackson High School cross-country team, all in the name of Chris Onufer.
After the race, there will be an awards ceremony "party", with the biggest raffle in the region. Tons of raffle prizes, custom visors, custom "cooler" schwag bags stuffed with goodies.
Course updates/latest photos will be published on our Facebook page.
Please visit the FAQ page for lots more info.
The race will go on rain or shine (or snow!) Please dress and be ready for all kinds of weather! Rendezvous Mountain and the top of the Aerial Tram are known for variable weather. In early August, the weather is generally clear/cool in the morning (50's), and warm/sunny by midday (mid 70's). Thunderstorms are not uncommon in the afternoons.
Head up more switchbacks bringing you into the beautiful Casper Bowl overlooks, before traversing "Mr Toads Wild Ride" to the top of the Bridger Gondola and Aid Station #2. From there, look for the Cirque Trail on the south side of the Bridger Restaurants, and venture up the rocky and wildflower-covered Headwall before merging into the Cirque/Tensleep Bowl areas.
Once into the Tensleep area, you'll be among sub-alpine forest and huge boulders. Looking up, you'll also be just below the famous Corbet's Couloir ski run. Continue past, until you gain the East Ridge**, to just above the Sublette chairlift. Scramble up this craggy, knife-edged trail, until you arrive at the top of Corbet's Couloir! A few hundred feet more brings you to the top of the Tram...
**East Ridge - some scrambling required here; please use caution through this exposed area! The route/rocks are marked with red paint indicating the easiest path through this short section.
The old course on the mountain service road was frequently altered due to on-mountain construction at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Some years, this construction led to outright cancellation of the race. This new route up the Wildflower Trail and Cirque Trail will ensure a consistent race venue for years to come.
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Local Club: Teton Trail Runners
Land Manager: USFS - Bridger Teton National Forest Office