Grand Capucin Climber's Log

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ericvola - Nov 11, 2012 10:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1961

Bonatti route  Sucess!

The 'must' in those days. There were so many pegs then, that with my pal from Marseille, 'Tostin' (Yves Besson) we were jumping 2 pegs out of 3! We did it in 7 hours, equalling then Michel Vaucher best time (most parties were still bivouacking on it but in Marseille we were pegging specialists and so very used to pegged routes. George Livanos with whom we climbed was the greatest then teacher in pegging routes as he proved it in the Dolomites). And lucky we did as in the middle of our descent we were hit by a huge storm and lightnings.

Alberto Rampini

Alberto Rampini - Sep 3, 2012 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1984

Swiss Route   Sucess!

Great climb.

Bernhard Sauer

Bernhard Sauer - Jan 29, 2002 9:28 am

Route Climbed: Swiss Route Date Climbed: Summer 1986  Sucess!

beautiful climb

dirkclaessen - Dec 30, 2001 2:10 am

Route Climbed: Voie des Suisse Date Climbed: July 1990  Sucess!

Great, great, great. Sunny route on this famous mountain. We had a bit of verglas in the last two lengths.


schadik - Nov 23, 2001 2:24 am

Route Climbed: O Sole Mio Date Climbed: summer 1992  Sucess!

Great route, catch the very first lift in Cham and don't sit around if you want to do it in a day. Some large cams and cojones needed.

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