Aiguille de Rochefort Climber's Log

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JuhoK - Aug 9, 2016 6:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2016

GJ traverse  Sucess!

Rochefort-GJ traverse


markthejock - Feb 16, 2012 4:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011

Fresh footprints on the summit  Sucess!

Completed the Rochefort Ridge in clear but blustery conditions to find no-one had yet climbed to the actual summit since the last snow.


Evab - May 15, 2011 6:18 am

Joy  Sucess!

It's a real joyful climb. Not tiring, but very nice with the beautiful ridge and the small rock climbing in the end. We climbed it as acclimatisation tour before MB.


JanG - Jul 14, 2010 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

A dream ridge!  Sucess!

The Arete de Rochefort, a mountaineer's dream! The weather and snow conditions that we experienced were close to ideal, according to Eric (our local guide). We started at 5AM from Refugio Torino (in the company of Eric and my son Christoph) and were on the ridge proper by 8AM. The traverse of the ridge was fantastic, really worth the travails of the approach to and descent from the "Salle a Manger." (We did the Dent & the ridge on separate days so that we had to endure the approach four times).

Highly recommended but only with "good" snow!

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Jul 11, 2010 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Rochefort Ridge  Sucess!

Perfect day! Ascend and desend from/to Ref. Torino over Rochefort Ridge.


DoJo - Apr 24, 2010 5:55 pm

Route Climbed: Rochefort Ridge  Sucess!

climbed after the Rochefort Ridge traverse (in Jul 1995); descent via glacier de Leschaux (and ascent to Couvercle Hut)

Probemeister - Oct 6, 2008 8:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Did it  Sucess!

A very good route, the crux was on the final ascent to the Aiguille where the rocks were iced.


badyl - Aug 10, 2007 2:47 am

too much snow

Too much fresh snow sadly and no tracks at all after a few days of snowstorms. Anyway a great view and I must return there to do complete Rochefort Ridge. Climb to the ridge not difficult and very nice though.


IceMonkey - Aug 7, 2007 8:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

oute Climbed: Rochefort ridge from Torino hut.  Sucess!

Basically did most of the route the day before, while "looking" for a good spot to pitch the tent. Ended campimg next to the salomanger a few meters below the ridge. Amazing sunset, fairly cold, but your nice and fresh the next morning. We we going to climb the Rochefort, then the Dent du Geant, but my mate felt really ill, so did the ridge and went down.


MichaelJ - Aug 22, 2006 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

traverse  Sucess!

Climbed on day one of the Grandes Jorasses traverse with Thomas.


EQUUS - Jan 12, 2006 5:05 pm

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

Ascent during attempt passing ridge Helbronner-Grandes Jorasses - Sep 6, 2005 12:21 pm

Route Climbed: Rochefort ridge from Torino hut. Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!

Solo climb.From Torino hut and back in 6 hours.

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Jan 6, 2005 1:34 pm

Route Climbed: Cresta Sud Date Climbed: 1970  Sucess!

Dal rifugio Torino

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 2, 2004 1:16 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge (Rochefort Arete) Date Climbed: July 29, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with Philippe Gerschel after a 4:30 AM start from the Torino Hut. The approach to the ridge is a big pain - a steep snow couloir followed by lots of loose rock. Once on the ridge, the traverse to the summit was straightforward with one steep section of hard ice. The final 100m of rock to the summit was pretty poor. We returned to the ridge by a bit of downclimbing, followed by one rappel. We reversed the ridge and arrived at the Dent du Geant at noon, which we climbed as well to make a very long but productive day.

Rahel Maria Liu

Rahel Maria Liu - Aug 4, 2002 7:32 am

Route Climbed: Rochefortridge Date Climbed: July 20, 2002  Sucess!

Many people started to climb Rochefortridge this day. But maybe half of them turned around because of the storm which became stronger and stronger up to maybe 80 km/h. I started with 5 friends from Ulm. 4 of us reached Aiguille de Rochefort. Anton and I climbed the whole ridge without any belay in less than 4 hours (from Rif. Torino). I reached Aiguille de Rochefort at about 8 a.m. We all did not continue to Dome de Rochefort but turned around because of the storm, which really destroyed the fun, although the weather was altogether very good with blue sky and sunshine. Because of the storm nobody besides me wanted to climb Dent du GĂ©ant this day. Because I did not want to climb it solo with big shoes, I also went back to Rif. Torino immediately, where I arrived before noon.

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