The Ypercouloir

The Ypercouloir of Grandes Jorasses - wildest and most mysterious of all great modern ice climbs of the MB range - seen from the Pra Sec ridge of GJ. The pillar on the left is the Ghiglione pillar.

First climbed in August 1978, this was the masterpiece of the Giancarlo Grassi - Gianni Comino team, and an extremely technical and serious route far ahead of its time. Its remoteness and seriousness has limited repetitions to just three, the last two in 2006.


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Bor - Sep 8, 2007 6:51 am - Voted 10/10


... for this information! Realy a beast :)


signorellil - Sep 8, 2007 8:39 am - Hasn't voted

My pleasure!

Gianni and Giancarlo were two of the most outstanding ice climbers in Europe, they basically invented the activity here. Gianni's career was (sadly) very short, but he did some awesome (and crazy!) stuff. And Giancarlo was more or less on the same tune.

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