Cordier Pillar*** TD
[High on the Cordier Pillar, Grand Charmoz, 2 kb]750m, 25 pitches. An awesome climb, following a series of interesting cracks to a two-thrid height ledge. From here you have some of the best climbing of your life to the top, from finger-locking to off-widthing, every kind of perfect jamming can be experience.

Addison, Cordier, Fagard and Jouty 06/Jul/1970

Photo: High on the Cordier Pillar, Grand Charmoz © Garry Phillips
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This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 55 wishlists.

Misha - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Nic

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/14

Bit spooked by stonefall on the approach. Some great pitches some nice slabs and flake cracks in lower half then amazing cracks and great rock on the final buttress. Worth all the effort and stress of getting there. 10 hours to the top and too many abbing down. Ropes stuck abbing into nothing resulted in late/dark/epic finish :-(
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Nick Whimster

Mont led out the top three pitches. v cool but very unnerved by listening to the rockfall all night at the bivi!
nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with monsteratt

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 16/Jul/13

jcw - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

guy757 - AltLd - 17/Jul/11

Petarghh - AltLd - 12/Jul/11 with Gareth James

Jack Loftus - AltLd - 12/Jul/11 with Nick

As Pete said. Did a lot of climbing, got beyond ledge. Great climbing. Thought best to abseil off, rather than continue to top.
Cardi - AltLd dnf - 12/Jul/11 with Pete Hill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11

Hidden - Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Jon Hauser

Ally Baba - AltLd - 26/Jul/09 with Gav Swinton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/09

Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Tom Nichols

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/08

tommytuffa - AltLd - 21/Aug/08 with ollie b, Chris Fisher

awesome, the best climbing you'll do. did it a couple of hours under guidebook time. nearly got hit by a uge rockfall- cutting our rope on the last rap. Luckily all five of us were unscathed- the biggest block was the size of a bus- crater picture to come. :-)
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/08 with Ian, Luke, Tom ripus and will

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

simul-climbed the top third, best climbing i've done!
lukehunt - AltLd O/S - Aug/08 with francocookson

clams - AltLd - 2008 with Steve

Only got to the halfway ledges. Seconded vast majority of pitches.
featuresforfeet - 18/Aug/07 with Tobias at Home

turned around at ledges. couldn't be arsed with a bivvy and we would have been benighted...
Tobias at Home - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/07 with featuresforfeet

reached the ledges
Nicos - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/07 with rich howels

ran out of steam just below halfway ledge.
Tobias at Home - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/07 with Bag

Pete Graham - AltLd - 2007 with Malcolm Scott

Amazing route
Grezza - AltLd - Jul/05 with Paul E

Hidden - Sep/04

Scotsken - Jun/04

akhughes - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Steptoe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/03

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - Aug/02 with James Hubbard

Hidden - 1998

tjekel - 1998

Up and down walking from the valley in a day.
Guy - AltLd O/S - Aug/97 with Adrian

Hidden - AltLd - 1996

craig h - AltLd - Aug/94 with Jim Mellor

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/93

with Frank Merkenhof
michaelja - AltLd - Aug/92

frost - AltLd - Jul/91 with Stone

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/89

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/89

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/88 with steve williams

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/88

Excellent route, especially the top pitches on the head wall. The ledges at 2/3rd height were a bit scrappy, but the top was worth it. Bivied at a flat spot at the bottom of the glacier. Came back to find goat shit all over my Karrimat. Took 2 years to get rid of the smell.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - Aug/87 with Simon

AlexRenshaw - Jul/87 with Mike Dawes

Stupendous route
Richard Weller - 05/Jul/86 with john sanders

badly iced, abbed off from below the summit buttress
John Marsland - AltLd dnf - 09/Aug/85 with Dave Soles

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/83

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/82

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/81

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/79

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