The first ascent of this major peak was made by the topographer T.M. Bannon and his recorder, George A. Buck, ten days after the Owen-Spalding party climbed the Grand Teton in 1898. On the summit they built a large cairn for use as a triangulation point known as "Buck Station," doubtlessly named after Bannon's recorder. The southernmost of the crystalline peaks, Buck Mountain is also the highest peak south of the Cathedral Group and therefore its summit offers an excellent and unusual view of the rest of the range. From the east, which harbors the usual routes, the ascent is not hard but, from any other direction varying degrees of difficulty will be met. It is a fine objective for any mountaineer!