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Monster5nice scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Monster5

Crochues to Belvedere. Easy 5th. Short day. Chimneys were fun. No views due to weather.
Posted Jul 10, 2014 1:02 pm

Bart VaganéeVoie Ravanel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

Bart Vaganée

We took the third lift of the flégère and we arrived just in time back at the lift.
Posted Sep 13, 2012 6:34 am

JanGPetite Crochue & Traverse to Aiguille Crochue  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

JanG

South-East Face to the summit, including a very enjoyable dihedral slab and the final 6A pitch (I had to be hoisted up by our guide Eric). The traverse & descent were very pleasant scrambles.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 5:26 pm

FrançoisJtraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2001

FrançoisJ

Sabrina, Pascalou and me
date/year approx
Posted Oct 8, 2010 4:22 pm

secanderRoute Climbed: Voie Ravanel
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

secander

Attempted to climb the S-summit via the South Arete - 5c max. Due to a number of unforeseen delays we went much more slowly than expected and found ourselves 3/4th the way up the mountain at 7:30 PM. We decided to take the safest option and rappel down rather than continue on and attempt to return via the Traversee des Crochues. It turned out this was sketchier than anticipated due to rockfall and the rope getting stuck and it took us much of the night to finish our rappel.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 2:40 pm

icypeakReally fun climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2005

icypeak

Did the traverse..beautiful day, a fantastic end at Lac Blanc.
Posted Jun 5, 2010 5:05 pm

klwagarfun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

klwagar

Did the traverse. It was a sunny day and not very crowded.
Posted Aug 8, 2008 12:20 pm

Sam PageVoie de Galbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2001

Sam Page

I forget the exact date. This was an enjoyable route in refreshing spring conditions.
Posted Apr 21, 2008 11:32 pm

ProbemeisterEast face & Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2005
We had 1 day of good weather left at the end of our trip, this was a really pleasant way to finish things off.
Posted May 24, 2007 8:45 am

Dan BaileyRoute Climbed: the standard one..? Date Climbed: Summer 1998  Sucess!

Dan Bailey

A ridge traverse with some nice scrambling - that's all I remember of it!
Posted Nov 23, 2005 7:00 am

mountaindogRoute Climbed: Traversed from Unpublished Route just left of the Tour de Crochures Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!

mountaindog

Traversed the summit of this peak after taking 6 pitches (5b/c) up a spur to the left of the Tour de Crochures - no one else on the route until we ran into those coming from the col. About 400m of nice climbing on good rock.
Posted Aug 18, 2005 5:02 pm

denarneRoute Climbed: east face Date Climbed: august 2004  Sucess!
large shoes and nuts: interesting, nice setting!
Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:42 am

il.rocciatoreRoute Climbed: East Face + Traverse Date Climbed: july 2005  Sucess!

il.rocciatore

Climbed the East Face of Petite Crochue, which has some very nice passages, but which has also a harder pitch on the end. Continued with the traverse to the Col des Dards and descent to the Lac Blanc.
Posted Jul 23, 2005 4:58 am

noahRoute Climbed: no particular route Date Climbed: summer 2003

noah

Bit of a exploratory climb went up the coloir to the col spent a bit of time getting a feel for the area. Didn't go far as i was still recovering from a dislocated shoulder.
Posted Oct 16, 2004 5:40 pm

Tom FralichRoute Climbed: See Below Date Climbed: See Below

Tom Fralich

Traverse (PD, 3c/4) -- June 30, 2001 -- Climbed this route with Francis Kelsey on my first trip to the Alps. It seemed really scary at the time, with lots of exposure and tricky downclimbing in boots.

East Face (AD, 4c) -- July 21, 2004 -- Climbed with Philippe Gerschel as our first climb together in Chamonix after two days of rainy weather. It was Philippe's first route in the Alps, which was fitting, since the Traverse was my first route back in 2001. Also with us on this climb was Pete Boddy of the UK, who I met up with before Philippe arrived. It was fun to repeat part of the Traverse as well and laugh at how scared I was 3 years before.

Escande-de Galbert (D+, 5a) -- June 30, 2013 -- Lots of snow on the approach and the route was quite wet, which made for slow going. The route finding is a bit difficult on the lower pitches. The descent gully still had some snow which made it necessary to downclimb with crampons. We were 30 min late for the cable car at Flegere, so we spent the night at the refuge with Tartiflette for dinner.
Posted Sep 16, 2004 11:50 pm

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