240m, 8 pitches. A popular climb on 3 separate buttresses:
1st:5a (5c option), 5a, 5a, 5b, optional 6b pitch
2nd:5b, 5a

Rob Royle 05/Sep Lead

Bailed after 4 pitches as it started snowing......!

with Steph
nevets1984 04/Sep Lead O/S


Hidden 30/Aug AltLd
Hidden 27/Aug AltLd O/S
adrianj 27/Aug AltLd

Lovely climb on a pinnacle, linked to 2 other pinnacles! Finish with a beer at the Brevant station then back down the cable car!

Robaduck 05/Aug 2nd
hairy51 ?/Aug AltLd O/S
Benjaminblanc ?/Aug Lead O/S
with Joe Andrews, Jonathan Axford
10029759 ?/Aug AltLd
onlyfoddington 30/Jul 2nd O/S

Climbed in a three - ran into an opinionated climber who was not happy about this.

with Adam
Hidden 23/Jul AltLd
abbeywall 21/Jul AltLd

Led p1, think I combined 3 and 4 and then did the 5c/+avoiding pitch for the 6b, led p5 and p7. Very popular! Some great climbing on all pitches. A good fun route

with K
ned_85 10/Jul AltLd
benwh1te ?/Jul -
alooker ?/Jul Lead
Hidden ?/Jul Lead G/U
peaterpan 21/Jun AltLd

Did the 6b variant, which I found hard with a sack on. Sitting on top of the spire to belay was awesome.

with tedswag
charlielow 18/Jun AltLd O/S

Amazing climb, well worth doing. Lead P2, P3 and P6. P3 was awesome, really fun climbing and great exposure. Abbed off after P6.

JoshT 18/Jun AltLd O/S

Stunning route, took the 6c variant.

davkeo 14/Jun AltLd O/S

Did P2 plus 6b pitch. Nice climbing on a wet day.

with Ken Doyle, Niall Hedderman
Remyveness 24/Apr AltLd

Great climb, walked from Chamonix in 3 and a half hours as the lifts weren't running. Residual snow from the Planpraz meant crampons or snow shoes were needed for the latter half of the approach. Opted for the 4c start, and climbed with backpacks, walked off after P4.

with Joel Miller
Joel Miller 24/Apr AltLd
Brucemacrosson ??/2015 AltLd

TD- 5c

with Bryan Rhinn
DigitalSteak 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S

With crux pitch (6a really)

s1362083 ?/Sep/14 2nd
Big Lee 28/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led the odd number pitches. Really enjoyed the third pitch. Good climb, although rather feels like two separate routes.

annak 28/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/14 AltLd
Seb31 ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor 25/Jul/14 AltLd
jac00 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom
Pete_Frost 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Good fun, sound rock. 6b pitch has one hanger missing, but this doesn't affect the crux.

with Ash Fusiarski
Hidden 03/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 AltLd dnf
Dawn_K_B 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Loved the pinnacle pitch. Skipped the 6b+.

Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd
jcw ??/2014 -
Happy Haggis 03/Sep/13 -

Great route, especially the first five pitches. Good fun on the needle pitch!

Robbo1 03/Sep/13 -
justaddpowder 27/Aug/13 Lead

Great climb, rain called of the last top pitches. 5a too 5c 4P

with Caroline Milree
Carodashes 27/Aug/13 -
Hidden 17/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 17/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
JimboWizbo 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3, half of P4 by accident, P5, P7 and P8. The last pitch is fantastic

with Beth
Hidden 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
rlrs 02/Aug/13 AltLd
Rob Royle 21/Jul/13 2nd

The start on the first pitch was difficult, looked easy but it was tough! Great climb once I was past the first pitch.

with Mountain Guide, Steph
SteveM 16/Jul/13 AltLd
with Tobs
MichaelGallimore 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Did variation on pitch 4' 6a+ maybe. 6 b finish then abbed off. Did not complete the two upper gendarmes

with Bern hardman
thomaspomfrett 02/Jul/13 AltLd

First three pitches only before the rain hit. I lead p1, Will lead p2&3

with Will Groat
Claire Molloy ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Molloy
fulton333 25/Jun/13 Lead
with Charlie Edwards, Claire Hoolohan
Claireee 25/Jun/13 -
with Charlie, Grant
Hidden 25/Jun/13 2nd
jcooper8 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 2nd
Pete Houghton ?/Jun/13 AltLd
maria85 15/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led majority of pitches, all clean except for the 6b move which I fell off a few times before getting - super polished foot hold! More fun than I thought it would be.

with Jules
Ben Briggs 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Luca
jameslam 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Charlie Thorneycroft
Ross.Cooper 18/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Brilliant needle pitch and 6b pitch

thetradlad 18/Jul/12 AltLd
with Keeno
Hidden 12/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Wils 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
jon_ridley 07/Jul/12 AltLd
Emily Cropton 07/Jul/12 AltLd
Dan818 ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
danfitz 22/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead rpt
Mountain Llama 16/Sep/11 AltLd
with Paul S
The Bad Cough 04/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
jon22 04/Aug/11 AltLd
tallthinmonkey 16/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Via the 6b pitch, only one move of 6b in a lovely position.

with Rob Leuhman
Julli 05/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Hanna Pihlajaluoto
Hidden 29/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Kris ??/2011 AltLd
NoelleG 14/Sep/10 2nd
with Andy Perkins (gd), Michael
John Pickles 19/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Morton
al99 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Standing on top of the pinnacle is great!

with Al Carley-Smith
Hidden 13/Aug/10 2nd
darren hudson 27/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

good climbing when the weather is bad higher up. close to top of cable car

with David Ford
vincentvega 26/Jul/10 AltLd

Great interesting route. Did the 5c pitch instead of the 6b, good moves stepping over the drop onto the side wall of the arete. Also did Le Cheval at the top of the needle!

with danny robb
BALD EAGLE 25/Jul/10 AltLd
with M.Power
Anthony Dixon 13/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
liz j ?/Sep/09 Lead
with Matt Dickinson
Hidden 28/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
dpe 12/Aug/09 2nd

Only 6th and 7th pitches to top of Gendarme

with Smiler, Paul D
Henrik 05/Aug/09 AltLd dog

The 6b version, fell on top-rope on the 6b crux...

with Josef + Joakim
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead
Shuttsie ?/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Rich Malcolm 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Brennan
HannyHancock 07/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

pitches 1 (4c) & 3 (4b/5a)

with Curly
Hidden 31/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/06 -
Hidden 27/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Dhonny_Jaws ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
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