Climbed to the Dent Blanche bivouac hut in dense clouds. The bivouac hut itself is very nice.
Due to the fresh snow of the day before, we expected the climb to last a little longer than the 5 hours indicated to make the traverse from the bivouac hut to the glacier on the other side of the mountain. Although we didn't have great problems with the route or the degree, it turned out to be 13 hours and still we were the first party to finish the climb. The last part to the summit (after the red tower) appeared to be harder than the description in the topoguide made us believe. Luckily it was perfect weather that day. Descended to the Cabane the Moiry and continued over the Col du Tsaté to La Forclaz, where we arrived way after midnight.
only slightly tarnished by regrettably using a British guide who never listened and only barked!
Beaut weather and amazingly good rock on the NW ridge. Not many people for August either I must say.
We did it for acclimatization in 1 day from Lac de la Bayenna but it was really hard acclimatization because we came back long after sunset.
NW ridge is very nice for those who want to try some rocks with UIAA III.
It's not a crowded mountain.
Done. what a wild mountain. only few people knows Grand Combin. Now i know him.
Highly recommend the climb and the Cabane de Moiry.
great climb on a great day (see pictures on the route's page). Thanks to my friends Oli and Michl, who are better climbers than me and did the belaying!
very nice climb in sollid rock ( on the ridge )
also the biwak on the col is fantastic.
there aren't many climbers on this mountains. most of them go's to the summits above 4000 m.
we climbed this peak in preparation to the climb to the Dent Blanche. From the col you can get to the normal route of the dent blanche via a alternative route.
I can recommend the combination of those 2 peaks !