Very nice, easy climb. Amazing view around.
Second time trying to get up the Couzy - and second retreat! Verglas on the slabby bit just past the crux, and quite wet in general. But no more excuses! Next time for sure!
Did the NNE after retreating from verglas on a slabby bit just past the crux of the Couzy.
Quite a fulfilling route, the descent was also quite a lot of fun.
stage UCPA early 80's
Abseiling in the rain !!!
good routes, NNE Ridge a bit busy but we had Couzy to ourselves
Allreday did it three times
wonderfull and allthough crowde it's nice to chat on the belays which are all good!
Climbed the Couzy with Koen while I was traversing the alps on foot (check www.flickr.com/photos.damaetas -> via alpina)
Brilliant route and a pure line in the cold north face
wouldn't mind doing it again
Unfortunately we backed off on the 3rd pitch. Didn't fancy aiding the pitch of VI on the three rusty pegs.
This was our warm up route at the start of the trip and very enjoyable it was too. Just made the last cable car down!
Nice to read about your epic :-)
Tracy happens to be a good friend and climbingpartner of mine.
Climbed with Philippe Gerschel and Tracy Lenard during a period of very hot and unstable weather in Chamonix. The crux pitch was wet, which made it a bit annoying, but otherwise, very good climbing. We reached the summit just as clouds started rolling in. By the time we descended, an impressive thunderstorm had arrived and we took shelter under some overhanging rocks, along with another party. When the storm passed, we continued down to Plan de l'Aiguille but had missed the last cable car and had to walk back to Chamonix.
Nice line, pitons on the crucial places. Freeclimbed 6a, with the pitons maximum V+. 200-250m of classic rock climbing atmosphere.
Got the 6.30 cable car to the plan, took about 2 hrs to get to the base of the climb. The rock was bloody cold first thing, and wet in places. This route is very sustained and well worth doing.
That was the year they crashed the midi car into the station, so had to approach from montoveurs. very good route, loved the big jamming crack