Poème à Lou TD+
[Pitch 1 Poeme a Lou on the Brevent, Aiguille Rouge, Chamonix, 3 kb]Lovely five pitch climb at Brevent left of the Frison Roche. Bolted all the way, and with solid double-bolted belays. A little run-out and some loose rock, but excellent and very sustained climbing. 250m: 6a+, 6a+, 6a+, 6b, 5c.

Photo: Pitch 1 Poeme a Lou on the Brevent, Aiguille Rouge, Chamonix © Tom Campbell
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This climb is in 74 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/15

Had to back off as my partner was not having a good day.
Fraser hill-casey - AltLd dnf - 01/Sep/15 with Lewis neve

Utterly desperate in the heat but definitely bit off more than we could chew with this one!
MrRiley - AltLd dnf - 29/Aug/15 with Debbie Lee, Mark Reid

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 29/Aug/15

QuentinSu - Lead β - 28/Aug/15

zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/15 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/15 with Jamie Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/15

Yarded on the fixed rope
Roberttaylor - AltLd - 07/Aug/15

Used fixed rope (which is knackered). P3 easily 6b+.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/15 with Catrin Nichols, Robert Taylor

Good day out in the mist.
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Uli

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/15

Did pitch 1,3 & 4
Suzana - AltLd dog - 10/Jul/15 with Bogumila Wisniewska

LardClimber - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Nic Dynes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/14

lovely long pitches, stunning route
simondunf - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/14 with caspar

James W - 2nd - 15/Aug/14

prcleary - Lead O/S - Aug/14 with Yuki

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd dog - 28/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jul/14

jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Chris Andrews

The crux pitch is a bit harder than the suggested grade
stanleynkk - AltLd - Jul/14 with Micheal Haywood

McGuinness - 26/Jun/14 with Steve

Pete Houghton - AltLd - 24/Jun/14

John Carney - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Peter Vaas

jamestaylor92 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Ben Rigby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/13

DaveMo - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Will Tarran, Jan

All free, 6b might be closer to the truth than the 6c+ in the Piola guide.
tuukka - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Maija

frost - AltLd - 17/Aug/13 with D Garry

Great Route
mux - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/13 with frost

mcgovern - AltLd - Aug/13 with TommyMcG

TommyMcG - Lead O/S - Aug/13 with Conor McGovern

Brillant route.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Henry Haworth

Great route and great rock, watch out for rockfall coming from muppets at the top and dont climb with a heavy bag!
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd - 17/Jul/13 with Nik Goile

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/13

Really nice route, worth spending the previous day walking up to (equivalent height gain to climbing Ben Nevis!) and biviing (the lifts were closed at this time of year)!
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Chakrit Suriyo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12

Rested on first pitch, steep exposed climbing. Led last pitch.
Danjones - AltLd dog - 27/Jul/12 with dan ely, Steve Keys

dan ely - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with steve, danjonesukc

Ben Briggs - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Khrisna

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/12

Ross.Cooper - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Jake Lodge

thetradlad - AltLd - 17/Jul/12 with Keeno

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/12

2, 4 all free. 6c seemed generous for the start of pitch four.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/12 with james wilson, Ben Finley

Tom Campbell - Jul/12

luke321 - Jul/12 with Tom Jagger

hilty - Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Sep/11

Rained after the first pitch, did the aid section free, which is about 6b, not 6c and the rope gets properly tangled in your legs. Over equipped in my opinion, the rope should not be there.
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Joe

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11

georgec - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Mike Hassan

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/11

Jack Loftus - AltLd - 10/Jul/11 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11

Kris - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/10

Lunar25 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Ed Feldman

Climbed free without the aid. A superb route
Souljah - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Matt dickinson and Liz

liz j - 05/Sep/10 with Souljah, Matt Dickinson

Must go back and finish. Five pitch route up to gondola. Hard scramble down scree gully and a fixed rope to get to it - took us an hour and ten to find bottom of route. Was in and out of cloud so sometimes I couldn't see Rob for the mist. Rob led the first 6a+ pitch but had bag on and took him a while. Must wear helmets - the pair ahead of us kicked of loads of stuff and some big chunks. I did it but had one rest as its 40m and was so cold I couldnt feel my fingers. Crimpy as hell with pinches and side-pulls and all in the feet. No big jugs here
RachaelB - 2nd dnf - 06/Aug/10 with Rob Battams

Hidden - Aug/10

Dave Rumney - AltLd - 10/Jul/10 with Tanya Milner

Brian Birtle - 2nd dog - 18/Aug/06 with Yoshi and Swedish Tomas

great and beautiful climb- loose rock though, top pitch was easiest and very climbing wall feeling- many holds but some are more useful than others, allowing for your own personal style. fun and airy tyrolean style short rope section through corner- hardest section just passing through roof but there is a bolt if you want to french free -very very pretty but be aware of the loose rock.
heidimountaingirl - Aug/06 with Kenton Cool and Guy Willett

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/06

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
stanleynkk, gavinpeach

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