Aiguille du Moine Climber's Log

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georgen - Jul 25, 2010 9:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

South face  Sucess!

up and down.


riven - Jan 4, 2009 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

Route Climbed: South Face, Summer 2008  Sucess!

Supposed to be an acclimatisation day, but route finding proved tricky and we had quite a long day out. Great weather though and stunning views.


Gripped - Sep 15, 2006 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

South Ridge and down South Face  Sucess!

The mountain to overselves, it doesn't get much better than that. Cloudy at times but opened up to give stunning views.


fdoctor - Jun 12, 2005 2:06 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

First day out of the season, overnight at the Couvercle Hut. Poor views from the summit. Some tricky abseils in descent back to the Couvercle

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Feb 7, 2005 4:49 am

Route Climbed: south ridge Date Climbed: August 2000

We lost our way 100 meters below the summit and had to make an unsafe rappel

Besides, beautiful climb on good rock, easy to protect

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 2, 2004 1:28 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed the route with Philippe Gerschel, starting at 5:30 AM from the Couvercle Hut. We got a bit off route on the climb up to the ridge and lost some time, but otherwise no problems. We found the climbing on the ridge itself strenuous and awkward, especially the crux dihedral/chimney. The chimney was too small for me (or possibly I was too fat for the chimney), especially with the backpack. I finally managed it by taking off the pack and trailing it on a sling, along with a lot of cursing. The descent was fairly slow and tedious. We finished with 2 rappels, including one to cross the bergschrund and returned to the hut for dinner.


cherokee - Jun 2, 2004 2:23 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 5, 1977  Sucess!

Climbed this nice easy rock after climbing the Dent Du Requin. One of many nice and easy climbs in the Requin Hut area.

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey - Feb 10, 2004 11:52 am

Route Climbed: I forget Date Climbed: Summer 1998

Stormed off from near summit

Chamonix Man

Chamonix Man - Aug 12, 2003 7:13 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Sat 02 Aug 2003  Sucess!

My group of four spit into two separate roped parties for this ascent as it involves some delicate rock climbing: it is much quicker to work as a two man team. There were three other groups on the climb which made it a little crowded at the start. I left some protection and aids in place for the second rope who were right behing me inorder to speed them up on the tricky bits.

The descent is not a tricky as people say, but on a hot day it can be tiring. We moved together all the way down axcept for three abseils, it is worth practising untying from the rope and setting up abseils quickly so that you don't waste time.

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