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markthejockFresh footprints on the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011

markthejock

Completed the Rochefort Ridge in clear but blustery conditions to find no-one had yet climbed to the actual summit since the last snow.
Posted Feb 16, 2012 4:02 am

EvabJoy  Sucess!

Evab

It's a real joyful climb. Not tiring, but very nice with the beautiful ridge and the small rock climbing in the end. We climbed it as acclimatisation tour before MB.
Posted May 15, 2011 6:18 am

JanGA dream ridge!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

JanG

The Arete de Rochefort, a mountaineer's dream! The weather and snow conditions that we experienced were close to ideal, according to Eric (our local guide). We started at 5AM from Refugio Torino (in the company of Eric and my son Christoph) and were on the ridge proper by 8AM. The traverse of the ridge was fantastic, really worth the travails of the approach to and descent from the "Salle a Manger." (We did the Dent & the ridge on separate days so that we had to endure the approach four times).

Highly recommended but only with "good" snow!
Posted Jul 14, 2010 4:09 pm

Joerg MarretschRochefort Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Joerg Marretsch

Perfect day! Ascend and desend from/to Ref. Torino over Rochefort Ridge.
Posted Jul 11, 2010 2:48 pm

DoJoRoute Climbed: Rochefort Ridge  Sucess!

DoJo

climbed after the Rochefort Ridge traverse (in Jul 1995); descent via glacier de Leschaux (and ascent to Couvercle Hut)
Posted Apr 24, 2010 5:55 pm

ProbemeisterDid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008
A very good route, the crux was on the final ascent to the Aiguille where the rocks were iced.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 8:12 am

badyltoo much snow

badyl

Too much fresh snow sadly and no tracks at all after a few days of snowstorms. Anyway a great view and I must return there to do complete Rochefort Ridge. Climb to the ridge not difficult and very nice though.
Posted Aug 10, 2007 2:47 am

IceMonkeyoute Climbed: Rochefort ridge from Torino hut.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

IceMonkey

Basically did most of the route the day before, while "looking" for a good spot to pitch the tent. Ended campimg next to the salomanger a few meters below the ridge. Amazing sunset, fairly cold, but your nice and fresh the next morning. We we going to climb the Rochefort, then the Dent du Geant, but my mate felt really ill, so did the ridge and went down.
Posted Aug 7, 2007 8:54 am

MichaelJtraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

MichaelJ

Climbed on day one of the Grandes Jorasses traverse with Thomas.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 7:17 pm

EQUUSRoute Climbed: ordinary route from Helbronner Date Climbed: Jul of 1989  Sucess!

EQUUS

Ascent during attempt passing ridge Helbronner-Grandes Jorasses

Posted Jan 12, 2006 5:05 pm

andrea.itRoute Climbed: Rochefort ridge from Torino hut. Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!

andrea.it

Solo climb.From Torino hut and back in 6 hours.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 12:21 pm

Antonio GianiRoute Climbed: Cresta Sud Date Climbed: 1970  Sucess!

Antonio Giani

Dal rifugio Torino
Posted Jan 6, 2005 1:34 pm

Tom FralichRoute Climbed: West Ridge (Rochefort Arete) Date Climbed: July 29, 2004  Sucess!

Tom Fralich

Climbed with Philippe Gerschel after a 4:30 AM start from the Torino Hut. The approach to the ridge is a big pain - a steep snow couloir followed by lots of loose rock. Once on the ridge, the traverse to the summit was straightforward with one steep section of hard ice. The final 100m of rock to the summit was pretty poor. We returned to the ridge by a bit of downclimbing, followed by one rappel. We reversed the ridge and arrived at the Dent du Geant at noon, which we climbed as well to make a very long but productive day.
Posted Aug 2, 2004 1:16 pm

Rahel Maria LiuRoute Climbed: Rochefortridge Date Climbed: July 20, 2002  Sucess!

Rahel Maria Liu

Many people started to climb Rochefortridge this day. But maybe half of them turned around because of the storm which became stronger and stronger up to maybe 80 km/h. I started with 5 friends from Ulm. 4 of us reached Aiguille de Rochefort. Anton and I climbed the whole ridge without any belay in less than 4 hours (from Rif. Torino). I reached Aiguille de Rochefort at about 8 a.m. We all did not continue to Dome de Rochefort but turned around because of the storm, which really destroyed the fun, although the weather was altogether very good with blue sky and sunshine. Because of the storm nobody besides me wanted to climb Dent du Géant this day. Because I did not want to climb it solo with big shoes, I also went back to Rif. Torino immediately, where I arrived before noon.
Posted Aug 4, 2002 7:32 am

Gui LemmensRoute Climbed: Rochefort Ridge Date Climbed: 1985  Sucess!

Gui Lemmens

very nice climb.

easy to combine with the Dent du Géant ( rock climb AD )

we didn't get so fare. when we climbed down a rock came down on my leg. i succeded to get to the snow ridge.

other climbers went back to the cabine and called a helicopter. after several hours my climb ended in the hospital.
Posted Mar 22, 2001 2:17 am

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