La Traversée des Perrons*** AD
[Approaching the final summit, 2 kb]There are so many permutations for this traverse it's impossible to detail all of them here. It can be done in either direction. One thing to bear in mind, however, is that it provides a splendid end to the day after a route on the SE face. As long as you can (or want to) climb your chosen route carrying a sac, simply turn right at the top and keep traversing until you can scramble / walk back to the dam. If doing the traverse in it's own right take a 50m rope, a few nuts and some slings. Depending on how much of it you do and in which direction, there are some abseils and some easyish pitches (3+ / 4). All abseils are from bolted stances. The grade given in the CAS guide should be taken with a pinch of salt - AD to D+! This puts it on par with the Hornli and Zmutt ridges of the Matterhorn, which clearly it is not. It can easily be done in good approach shoes / light boots. I retain the CAS grade just to be 'correct'.

Photo: Approaching the final summit © Gavin Pike
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This climb is in 19 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - 09/Sep/15

carried on the ridge to the col de la terrasse, excellent further scambling to be had.
Sam Simpson - Solo rpt - 09/Sep/15 with Alex Marchant, Ally Hurst, John Newbiggin

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/15

Sam Ash - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Dawn Brinkman

took a long time in the heat and queue, excellent day out though, great positions but easy climbing.
Dawn_K_B - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Sam Ashworth

E-W. Very little climbing and mostly airy scrambling. Highly recommended as an intro to the AD grade. Good practice for moving together. After the summit do not descend any of the gullies to the lakes (steep and loose and v dangerous) but continue on the ridge all the way to the big col and then walk down to the lakes easily.
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/15 with Lara Kesterton

a very interesting ridge, 4 summits beautiful valley walk descent
swoodcock - 2nd β - 14/Jul/15 with seb desrieux

OutdoorGirl - AltLd - 11/Jul/15 with Graham Lynch

Laramadness - 11/Jul/15 with Carrie

With Tasha. Moving together and some pitching, me first all day
mchardski - Lead - 11/Jul/15 with Tasha

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/15

walts4 - 2015

winter hill1 - 28/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/14

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/13 with James matthews, Alex Marchant, Ally Hurst

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/13

jimmatthews - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Ally Hurst, Alex Marchant, Sam Simpson

industrialiceman - 28/Jun/11

jon - Lead - 05/Nov/07 with H

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