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

EQUUS

Ascent during attempt passing ridge Helbronner-Grandes Jorasses
Posted Nov 6, 2005 6:30 pm

adszhuRoute Climbed: Normal route (SW face) Date Climbed: 1st September 2004  Sucess!
We had to skip the last 10 metres due to a nice fall. Our rope is still there - DON'T USE IT! Trip description: http://www.geocities.com/adszhu/Dent_2004_en_geo.htm
Posted Nov 15, 2004 7:33 am

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: South West Face (Normal route) Date Climbed: Aug 2004  Sucess!

TodoVertical

We climbed free all pitches, mostly at 5b/c, and two sections of what we believed is 6a. The fixed-rope is something that takes the beauty out of the route. May be one day it will no longer be there.
Posted Aug 24, 2004 5:39 pm

Tom FralichRoute Climbed: SW Face Date Climbed: July 29, 2004  Sucess!

Tom Fralich

Climbed with Philippe Gerschel in the afternoon after first making a traverse of the Rochefort Ridge to the Aiguille de Rochefort. Really straightforward, especially with the fixed ropes. Only about 3 pitches of climbing without ropes. We descended by four rappels down the south face. Nice summit.
Posted Aug 2, 2004 1:20 pm

cherokeeRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 5, 1976  Sucess!

cherokee

The overhanging south face was not as hard as I thought it would be. There were many pitons in place when I climbed it. Went on to do the Rochefort Ridges (Grandes Jorassas) after camping at the base of the face.
Posted Jun 2, 2004 2:46 pm

Antonio GianiRoute Climbed: via Normale Date Climbed: 1973  Sucess!

Antonio Giani

dal rifugio Torino
Posted Apr 13, 2004 2:41 am

mountaindogRoute Climbed: Voie Normal Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

mountaindog

Beautiful peak but very crowded. Probably lost 2 hours on the day waiting on/passing other parties. Can be very windy so bring a windjacket regardless of how sunny it way seem. Be alert for the meandering nature of the rappels on the descent.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 12:43 am

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: South West Face (Normal route) Date Climbed: Aug. 1997

TodoVertical

We could not reach the summit because of the crowds. Never attempt the route in summer time.
Posted Dec 5, 2002 9:37 am

Samuli MansikkaRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

Samuli Mansikka

Summitted in june 2002 through the normal route. Have to admit that I did use the fixed ropes during the ascent, have to try that again some day with no "cheating". An interesting climb indeed!
Posted Nov 3, 2002 12:18 pm

Chamonix ManRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 22 August 2001  Sucess!

Chamonix Man

Used this peak as preparation for ascent of the Matterhorn. It is a classic rock climb.



We set of (as a pair) from the Torino Hut at 0700. Torino hut is average. It took 2 hrs to get to the base of the climb by crossing a glacier, ascending a couloir and up some loose scree and rocks.



The climb itself is usually quite busy, it is worth getting there earlier to avoid the rush (route finding is not a problem). The slabs are awesome, there is a fixed rope up this 100m bit and they make life easier, it is quite fun not to use them though - we had to in places.



I did the climb with mountaineering boots so that I could get used to climbing rock with them, most of the other people on the route were wearing 'stickies' (rock boots). I am not a particulary advanced rock climber but I had no difficulty leading with my big boots.



There are two summits and the second (higher) one has a statue of the Virgin Mary, it is quite a fright if you are not expecting it!



Down in hut by 1400, not a very long day, a great climb in its own right and good preparation for the matterhorn"
Posted Aug 9, 2002 6:01 am

Rahel Maria LiuRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 23, 2002  Sucess!

Rahel Maria Liu

I climbed it together with Jürgen from DAV Ulm. It was a great sunny day with best conditions - and therefore many, many people .....

I used it as training for alpine climbing with my big Koflach plastic boots and was surprised, how well I could climb most of the grade V passages without touching the fixed ropes. It was really a lot of fun to climb this nice peak.
Posted Aug 4, 2002 7:43 am

dirkclaessenRoute Climbed: voie normal Date Climbed: july 1986  Sucess!
Suberp and beautiful piece of granite. It would even be better (and more difficult) if the fixed ropes were removed. Breathtaking view on Mont Blanc and his satellites. Must do!!
Posted Dec 23, 2001 2:12 am

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