South-West (Table de Roc) Ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
France/Switzerland, Europe
Route Type:
Rock Ridge with passages of alpine III
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
AD

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South-West (Table de Roc) Ridge
Created On: Jun 4, 2005
Last Edited On: Jun 4, 2005

Approach


From the Albert Premier hut go towards the Aig. Forbes passing to the left of Signal Adams Reilly (2833m) then follow easy slopes to the SE. From a small glacier bay between the W. ridge on the left of the SW ridge on the right. Clim the steepening bay to the top.

Route Description


Take the first couloir on the left of the spur descending from the Table de Roc an easily visible granite block perched on the crest of the SW ridge. Climb the couloir III, then up to the right reaching the pooröy defined spur at about 3350m. This narrows to a ridge. Follow the crest and after a while slant left to reach the Table. Climb it and reach the top of a gendarme III, 3490m. The ridge now merges into a crenellated crest which leads to the summit. About 43/4 hours from the hut.

Essential Gear


Glacier euipment, slings and a few stoppers.

Miscellaneous Info


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