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stevepackSouth Face  Sucess!


Climbed the South Face Route in July 1983. My first alpine route and first trip to Rocky Mountain National Park for climbing. Gotta get back and do this one again!
Posted Sep 18, 2006 7:28 am

MichaelJSouth Face, 5.9 var.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006


Hit the trail around 3 am with Buster on a Friday. At the base in 3 hours. We saw one other party approaching when we were high on the route but never saw them again, so we had the whole rock to ourselves for the day. On the crux pitch we went staight up the 5.9 variation, which wasn't very hard. A fun climb with tons of fixed gear. Back at the car after almost 15 hours. Perfect weather. A great day.
Posted Jun 28, 2006 7:30 pm

Dan LeonhardVery cool  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2004

Dan Leonhard

This was my first multi-pitch. I lead a few pitches but gave away the crux pitch. I'll have to go back. The summit is unreal!
Posted May 31, 2006 7:54 pm

markhyamsSouth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2003


It doesn't get much better than this. In fact, after this one, I haven't climbed too much since.
Posted Feb 24, 2006 11:05 pm

millerw05Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: July, 1985  Sucess!


Early climbing years climb, which was nearly over by skills level at the time. Did not lead just seconded everything. Excellent exposure and a grand climb.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 1:58 pm

edlinsRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005  Sucess!


Very nice alpine climb with excellent exposure!
Posted Aug 21, 2005 7:58 pm

poorboy44Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!


Did this climb with Jason Bryce on a Colorado/Wyoming roadtrip.....fun route, great summit. We also climbed the Saber, which was neat too.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 8:16 pm

jwclimbsRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: Sept. 2, 2004  Sucess!


Sweet! I can see why this made the top 50 american classics list. Allow more time for repels than the 1 hour mentioned in the guide book.
Posted Sep 3, 2004 11:38 am

coloradoiceclimberRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: September 2, 2004  Sucess!


Jason and I had a blast with this route!! The exposure is awesome on the upper pitches. The Pizza Pan belay has some crazy views down the South and East faces!!Rapping down to the base is the way to go, but can become difficult in windy conditions. This is a must do climb!! Check out our Petit Grepon South Face route! The Cathedral Spires are amazing! Check out my Petit TR here!

Posted Sep 3, 2004 11:25 am

JoshRoute Climbed: Up the South Face, down the Standard Route - free solo Date Climbed: June 16, 2002  Sucess!


Great day for a little free solo action on Petit Grepon. See my trip report for the details.
Posted Jun 16, 2002 3:18 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 15, 2002  Sucess!


Hiked up the Gash this morning and free-soloed the Standard Route (5.6, II). This is the route that goes up the back (north) side of Petit Grepon. The climbing was easy, but the exposure was fantastic. It felt great to be alone and ropeless on the top of such a tiny pinnacle 1,000 ft above Sky Pond. After a few minutes on top, thunderstorms began to roll in, so I quickly downclimbed the route.

The last 2/3 of the route goes up the left corner of the rock in the photo below. It looks like the route would be a lot harder than 5.6, but great holds keep the difficulty down. Although, if you don't enjoy mind-blowing exposure, stay home.

Posted Jun 15, 2002 1:33 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: 06/17/01  Sucess!


Fun, but not at all what I expected. The climbing was not as hard or sustained as I expected, but give it a shot anyway. On a positive note the route is long, clean and fun. The setting is one of the best I've seen.
Posted Jun 18, 2001 8:34 am

JoshRoute Climbed: South Face, 5.8 Date Climbed: July, 1996  Sucess!


During the summer of 1996 I worked on the trail crew at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. During that summer, I did a lot of climbing with Kevin Schneider. One of our "significant" climbs was the South Face of Petit Grepon -- a nice climb.
Posted Mar 16, 2001 3:19 pm

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