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JanGSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

JanG

Had a real hard time with the two crux pitches (5A & 5C) near the summit. The help of our guide Eric was essential for my eventual success in surmounting those spots. The view of the mountain peaks all around us at the summit was unforgettable. Highly recommended rock climb!
Posted Jul 18, 2011 5:57 pm

georgenSouth face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

georgen

up and down.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 9:13 am

rivenRoute Climbed: South Face, Summer 2008  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

riven

Supposed to be an acclimatisation day, but route finding proved tricky and we had quite a long day out. Great weather though and stunning views.
Posted Jan 4, 2009 7:03 pm

GrippedSouth Ridge and down South Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Gripped

The mountain to overselves, it doesn't get much better than that. Cloudy at times but opened up to give stunning views.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 2:31 pm

fdoctorRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

fdoctor

First day out of the season, overnight at the Couvercle Hut. Poor views from the summit. Some tricky abseils in descent back to the Couvercle

Posted Jun 12, 2005 2:06 pm

Thomas GurviezRoute Climbed: south ridge Date Climbed: August 2000

Thomas Gurviez

We lost our way 100 meters below the summit and had to make an unsafe rappel



Besides, beautiful climb on good rock, easy to protect
Posted Feb 7, 2005 4:49 am

Tom FralichRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!

Tom Fralich

Climbed the route with Philippe Gerschel, starting at 5:30 AM from the Couvercle Hut. We got a bit off route on the climb up to the ridge and lost some time, but otherwise no problems. We found the climbing on the ridge itself strenuous and awkward, especially the crux dihedral/chimney. The chimney was too small for me (or possibly I was too fat for the chimney), especially with the backpack. I finally managed it by taking off the pack and trailing it on a sling, along with a lot of cursing. The descent was fairly slow and tedious. We finished with 2 rappels, including one to cross the bergschrund and returned to the hut for dinner.
Posted Aug 2, 2004 1:28 pm

cherokeeRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 5, 1977  Sucess!

cherokee

Climbed this nice easy rock after climbing the Dent Du Requin. One of many nice and easy climbs in the Requin Hut area.
Posted Jun 2, 2004 2:23 pm

Dan BaileyRoute Climbed: I forget Date Climbed: Summer 1998

Dan Bailey

Stormed off from near summit
Posted Feb 10, 2004 11:52 am

nivaghRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: July 18th, 2002  Sucess!

nivagh

We took just over three hours to reach the summit (rope of two people), but left the guidebook prescribed route after a couple of rope lengths.


We deliberately left the route in favour of taking some interesting looking cracks and corners directly above us.
Though we had to meander a little towards the top to find our way to the summit, we found some stretches of lovely climbing in a fantastic situation, which I'm sure would have merited two stars in a UK guidebook.


The view from the top is stunning! - a 360 degree panorama from the aiguilles rouges, clockwise to the drus, aiguille verte, droites, courtes, grandes jorasses, dent du géant, mont blanc, aiguille du midi, plan and requin and the mer de glace. Certainly one of the best vistas in the Alps.


Descent can be acheived by rappel and down climbing - beware of loose rock in the narrower couloirs. You will find fixed gear on the steepest sections if you cast about a bit looking for it. Wear a helmet!
Posted Sep 8, 2003 6:37 am

Chamonix ManRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Sat 02 Aug 2003  Sucess!

Chamonix Man

My group of four spit into two separate roped parties for this ascent as it involves some delicate rock climbing: it is much quicker to work as a two man team. There were three other groups on the climb which made it a little crowded at the start. I left some protection and aids in place for the second rope who were right behing me inorder to speed them up on the tricky bits.



The descent is not a tricky as people say, but on a hot day it can be tiring. We moved together all the way down axcept for three abseils, it is worth practising untying from the rope and setting up abseils quickly so that you don't waste time.
Posted Aug 12, 2003 7:13 am

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