Mary and I stayed at the Torino Hut and left at around 5AM to climb this great route. Getting up to the col between the Pic Adolphe Rey and the Petit Capucin took longer than expected and the traverse from the col was a bit delicate. Once on the route, the climbing was excellent, especially the long pitch up the parallel flakes/cracks. Clouds were building as we reached the summit and the thunderstorms arrived as we were completing the rappels. The walk back to the hut was fairly exciting amidst the thunder and lightning.
This day we climbed the east face and really enjoyed it. It is a lovely route, chimny's and slabs. Not too difficult and an easy decent. The view from the summit at the Grand Capucin is amazing.
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