Petit Grepon Climber's Log

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alpineair - Nov 23, 2013 12:28 pm

South Face  Sucess!

Two ascents after being stormed off my first try. Enjoyed it even though this was before the descent became a lot easier.


SarahThompson - Jun 24, 2013 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

South Face, Disappointing  Sucess!

Soloed P1 and led P2, P4, P6 & P8. I had such high expectations for this climb and left somewhat disappointed. I thought the climbing, though steep and attention-getting for the grade, was often awkward and not that much fun. Cool formation though, no question about that. The route was disgustingly overcrowded which made it not enjoyable. I like climbing efficiently and fluidly, not climbing a pitch and waiting an hour to start the next one behind a bunch of inefficient gumbies. We wasted close to FIVE HOURS waiting around on belay ledges. NEVER AGAIN! Its not THAT good!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 12, 2013 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013

South Face  Sucess!

Awesome climb...recommended


tylordthemighty - Apr 15, 2013 9:20 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2007

Uber-tastic  Sucess!

Did this back in the day with Mr. Brian "Epic Legend" Story. Car to car in about 16 hours. Awesome trip, a bit stormy on top, pretty dang scary and exciting. Made for a short time spent on the summit.


skyward22 - Jan 15, 2013 3:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

south face  Sucess!

with Alex Blum via the south face on a beautiful colorado summer day


wmolland - Aug 28, 2012 11:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2012

S. Face  Sucess!

Super fun route! Go on a weekday to avoid the crowds. We were the only ones there.


MattK - Jul 27, 2012 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

South Face  Sucess!

What a fun route and spectacular summit.


JonW - Jul 18, 2012 9:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

South Face  Sucess!

Beautiful summit. Had it to ourselves. Rappels weren't much fun.


McCannster - Jul 23, 2011 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Le Petit  Sucess!

Warming up for the Diamond. 10.5 hours ctc with Big Will, no rush. Great, exposed climb.


noahs213 - Jun 20, 2010 3:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

Do It!  Sucess!

Awesome Exposure!


jbarronton - Jul 31, 2009 5:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Awesome bivy and climb  Sucess!

The chimney pitches were a little dark and wet but coming out on the face was stellar. Very little snow at base. Did it in 7 pitches. Thought some of the moves on p4-6 were hard for 5.8 but the "crux" was typical and full of fixed gear. Awesome summit and raps brought me back exactly to my boots. Start 6:30 summit 9:53, glacier th 1:30. My bivy the night before was under a star filled sky.


skyward22 - Jun 29, 2009 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009

great day  Sucess!

did the south face with Alex on 06/29. still early season so only 3 parties on the route on a weekend. we got lost initially and went up the drainage to a climb that looks exactly like the Petit, who's first ascentionists thought they were on the Petit 40 years ago. Saw 1 fat lumbering marmot, 1 crazed/sick elk, a meteor that burned up in the atmosphere right in front of us only seconds before what would have been impact. Great climb, although we may have gotten slightly offroute and made it 5.10ish


bfrench - May 5, 2009 10:32 pm

Petit Grepon  Sucess!

Great climb.


ascendingzion - Oct 21, 2008 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

south face success  Sucess!

my first 50 Classics summit!


cushman - Aug 29, 2008 12:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2008

South Face  Sucess!

With Dan. Climbed the crux pitches and did the 5.9 variation to the crux - didn't think it was that bad at all. Double ropes made the rappels nicer although we got a little off route and rappelled the east gully for a bit before getting back to the bolts.

utclimber - Jan 14, 2008 12:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

South Face  Sucess!

I dared to climb the popular South Face on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, 2006. It rained pretty hard the night before, and the morning was still overcast. Turned out to be a great thing, since all but one other party was scared away. Had awesome weather all day. Exciting climb.


Diggler - Sep 4, 2007 2:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2007

Better luck next time  Sucess!

Attempted this with Nick (Dudethatmusthurt). We got turned back by the ubiquitous Colorado Rockies thunderstorm (& hail), rapping after the third pitch. Beautiful & awe-inspiring, they nonetheless don't make summit bids any more practical (or enjoyable)... :( 3rd-classed the first pitch. The route up until then was steep, exposed in places, sustained easy to mid-fifth, with bomber rock. Views were incredible, climbing was quite enjoyable. Great rock, grand & amazing formation, spectacular setting- I'll be back!

After miscommunication, couldn't wait any longer, & did with Faith (sorry Nick!). An excellent climb- utter classic. While we got a late start on the climb (11.33), it felt way too early as it was after getting up in Parker before 5.00 (after ~ 4 hours of sleep)... Great rock, good pro', exceptional climbing. Views phenomenal as well (sweet seeing the top of Longs peek over the ridgeline upon summiting!). One party ahead of us, aside from that we had the climb to ourselves. Popping up onto the arete on the final pitch was mind-blowing. Summit probably the most outrageous I've been on- vertigo-inducing!! Summited at 18.30. The sheer verticality on top made me nervous about descending! 2 ropes would have eased the descent considerably... After too many rap's to count, we were finally on terra firma at 22.40. Vety glad the weather held up for us. Amazing climb, company, & day. Wow.

ripper333 - Jul 5, 2007 1:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

south face  Sucess!

nice route.. hiked in night before and bivied under a beautiful moon. up at 5.. first on the route.. beautiful day of conditions.. hit the 5.9 variation on the crux pitch.. thanks jason for a great climb.. shared rap down with another team.


bolojm - Jun 12, 2007 7:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2004

Classic  Sucess!

Third time up this thing, cruised the crux!!


mow10 - Mar 17, 2007 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2000

South Face  Sucess!

A CMS guide said to me after hearing I climbed this route, "it gets harder, and it gets higher, but it doesn't get any better" - well said. I often describe this peak as the size and shape of the Eiffel Tower. 1st day we had to rap off from the top of the 5.7 crack in a hailstorm. Next day perfect weather allowed passage: the upper pitches are amazing, steep with great exposure, plentiful holds, and fantastic black and yellow granite.

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