Disappointment Peak (11,618')

The members of the first-ascent party were unfamiliar with the topography of the Grand Teton area and had thought that they might be able to reach the summit of the Grand Teton by climbing directly from Amphitheater Lake.  Upon reaching Disappointment Peak and seeing the great gap between them and the Grand Teton, they attempted, but failed, to traverse farther toward their objective; Phil Smith and Walter Harvey named the peak on their return.  Disappointment Peak has proved popular as a relatively easy, readily accessible peak with a spectacular view.