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Nehaclimbing week in Chamonix  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2013


Spent an amazing climbing week in Chamonix last summer. This was the preparation practice climb before we hit some serious routes around Chamonix. We climbed it on a dark rainy, cloudy day..very poor visibility, wet and slippery rock, and we had no clue about the drop due to the clouds. One of the best climbing sessions ever!!
Posted Apr 8, 2014 11:34 am

RappareeClassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013


Second time up and just to prove I'm an absolute eejit, missed the last ski-lift down. Move fast, its a popular route and if you're stuck behind geriatrics early on, it'll bite you in the ass later. As will waiting in a queue at the abseil point.

Great climbing, serious exposure and the views are beautiful.
Posted Feb 27, 2014 7:49 pm

pvnishernice rap finish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012


Good weather, only one move required thinking, the rest is difficult scrambling, good holds.
Posted Jul 3, 2013 9:38 am

Jeroen VelsSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

Jeroen Vels

With Niek de Jonge
Posted Jan 28, 2013 4:54 pm

secanderSE Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2012


Climbed the SE Arete after doing the first bit of one of the routes on the lower part of the Aiguille. Very enjoyable climb, both approach and descent were snow-covered and required crampons.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 4:11 am

markthejockSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


Climbed with a new climbing partner met through the OHM in Chamonix. Nice route and a decent partner for a few more Chamonix classics!
Posted May 21, 2012 5:54 am

salodangerVoie Brunat-Perroux/Voie Normale  Sucess!


Link-up of these two routes.
Posted May 5, 2012 6:31 am

JanGvoie perroux  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Very pleasant half day outing with my son Christoph & our guide Eric. We chose the longer 250m direct slab ascent. The rappel from the summit is quite dramatic.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 5:16 pm

etai101total classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008


too bad about the weather though last day of the season for me.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 2:12 pm

HeikkiVoie Brunat-Perroux  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009


Good climbing and less crowded than the SE ridge. The view to Mt Blanc is really good from the top. We did get the hale and thunder for the decent.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 4:21 am

klwagarterrific routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008


Did several routes on the Index. All were fun. The SE ridge was really busy.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 10:48 am

Andy_HornungFirst Alpine Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1988


Bivi'd at the Index chairlift station and got an early start. Also as it was at the end of the season we had the route to ourselves. Nice introductory route.
Posted Jul 18, 2008 1:47 pm

BartSouth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Climbed a route through the south face of the Index. First few lengths were bolted but above the grassy ledge we changed over to an unbolted route which we followed to the summit. Nice first-day-of-the-holiday climb.
Posted Nov 6, 2006 11:31 am

IceMonkeySE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006


Luckily we had the route to ourselves, great weather till we got to the summit, then heard a clap of thunder. I think its the quickest I've ever deceanded a route!!! Good route.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 12:49 pm

Jamie AyresRoute Climbed: SE Arete Date Climbed: September 1985  Sucess!
My wife Jude and I had the entire mountain to ourselves that day. It was the last week of the season I recall.

Caught the lift up, ambled up the route in the sunshine, abbed off and made it down the descent to just catch the last lift back down.

There was no snow on the ground at all.

Beautiful climb.
Posted Dec 16, 2005 11:17 am

denarneRoute Climbed: Voie Perroux Date Climbed: 14.08.2004  Sucess!
superb face,

not too hard but in brilliant surroundings!

excellent stances
Posted Nov 14, 2004 6:57 am

noahRoute Climbed: SE arete Date Climbed: summer 04  Sucess!


One word... EPIC....but a really nice day went with a big group 3 ropes of two doing the ridge and a rope of three taking a more direct route and meeting us on the upper section of the ridge, least just say we got all jammed up and it took long than expected. Missed the last cable car down and hiked down in the dark. But i had a nice day and the beer tasted good in the valley
Posted Oct 16, 2004 6:40 pm

Tom FralichMultiple Routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2004

Tom Fralich

SE Ridge --July 18, 2004 -- Climbed the route with Pete from England, who I met on arriving in Chamonix. Nice route - about 3 hrs round-trip from the cable car.

Voie Perroux -- July 12, 2010 -- Mary and I climbed this as part of our 1 month tour of the Alps. Some very fun passages and good for a nice half-day.
Posted Jul 19, 2004 6:49 am

cherokeeRoute Climbed: South-East Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 1977  Sucess!


The L'Index is one of many easy climbs of the Aiguilles Rouges. I first climbed it in 1976 but can't remember the date, some time in May. I do remember there was a good amount of snow in the couloir coming down from the Col de L'Index which made the descent quick as we glissaded the lower section. If you are spending time on the Rouges side of the valley there is also the Chapelle De La Gliere, Clocher, Clochetons, Aig. De La Perseverance and the Aig. Du Pouce, these last two being a longer walk to get to. They are all very good for training, short climbs and good if the weather on the Mont Blanc side is bad (most of the routes are still good to climb in rainy weather). The bad is that these routes get a lot of traffic ( you can climb the L'Index in 1 hour if you are not trapped in an escalator line!), its most comical at times...but I do remember that I would always meet women climbers that were up to having a bottle of wine later in Chamonix!
Posted Jun 5, 2004 11:54 am

il.rocciatoreRoute Climbed: Voie Perroux Date Climbed: july 2003  Sucess!


My first alpine climb without a guide, just a friend and me. Everybody told us that it is a very popular mountain, so we left early in the morning to be the first on the route. But afterwards we appeared to be alone on the Voie Perroux, on a beautiful day in high season. We were lucky and had a wonderful day, glad we didn't take the SE Ridge. The Voie Perroux is well equiped.
Posted Dec 6, 2003 4:04 pm

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