200m, 8 pitches.

Rockfax Description
220m. A fun route taking an excellent line up a clean sweep of rock. It is bolted but they are well spaced.
Approach - From the top of the Index chairlift, descend towards Lac Blanc for 50m then take the jeep track on the left which takes you up towards the Grande Floria and Aiguillette de la Floria. Just after the path branches off to the Grande Floria the jeep track crests a small col and descends rightwards. Cut off left and pass under the Aiguillette de la Floria and then climb up to the top of the Floria drag lift. 20m past the top, follow a path left almost to the foot of Pointe Gaspard. From here head to the foot of the route.
1) 4b, 35m. Climb leftwards easily across the slab to belay 5m left of a large corner.
2) 4c, 20m. Pass through the overlap and climb the slab above to a ledge.
3) 5b, 25m. Climb the wall above the belay and then a nice slab to a belay on a ridge, overlooking the approach to the Aiguilles Crochues.
4) 2a, 30m. Follow the ridge easily to the upper wall.
5) 5b, 35m. Head up and left on a good slab then scramble left up a vague ridge to belay on a ledge beneath steeper ground.
6) 6a, 35m. The crux! A cheeky pull on a bolt reduces the grade to 5b but that would be cheating!
7) 4b, 30m. Easier slabbier ground leads to the top.
Descent - Scramble easily along a ridge for 25m to reach the summit proper of the Pointe Gaspard. Downclimb the north ridge (easy scrambling) to reach the Col des Crochues. Descend the Aiguilles Crochues approach path from here. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the l'Index ski lift take the trail to Col des Crochues. When the Pointe Gaspard spur is on your left, start ascending until you are about halfway up the spur. On the wall is the start of the left trending first pitch. Route is well bolted and anchors are equipped.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Kristian1805 20 Aug, 2018 -
Finn Curry 19 Aug, 2018 2nd
with Paul Warnock
with Paul Warnock
Everetta ??, 2018 Lead O/S
with bro , Wolfie
with bro , Wolfie
Harry Ellis 5 Sep, 2017 AltLd Led all but final pitch, beautiful route to a good summit.
with Chris Cox
Led all but final pitch, beautiful route to a good summit.
with Chris Cox
ThomN ?Aug, 2017 Lead O/S The crack on p3 definitely felt harder than the 'crux' pitch, which was very soft for 6a.
with Sophie
The crack on p3 definitely felt harder than the 'crux' pitch, which was very soft for 6a.
with Sophie
Siongethinhill 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd dnf Backed off because of storm storm winds
with Adam Martin
Backed off because of storm storm winds
with Adam Martin
Hidden 22 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Toby_Cronshaw 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Super nice and fun. Nothing too drastic. Excellent crux pitch on great rock.
Super nice and fun. Nothing too drastic. Excellent crux pitch on great rock.
JagoNeath 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Rob N 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Chuck 30 Aug, 2016 Lead
with Carrie Craig
with Carrie Craig
Hidden 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Pero 23 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Bryan M 23 Aug, 2016 AltLd Take time to locate the correct start!
with Pero
Take time to locate the correct start!
with Pero
r.greaves 18 Aug, 2016 AltLd
with phil hughes
with phil hughes
LP ?Aug, 2016 AltLd
with richard greaves
with richard greaves
Hidden ?Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 24 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
adrianj 4 Sep, 2015 AltLd Atmospheric weather. Amazing views of Aig Verte etc. Route quite easy. Left bags on decent path and just took water.
with TimmyG
Atmospheric weather. Amazing views of Aig Verte etc. Route quite easy. Left bags on decent path and just took water.
with TimmyG
evenL 2 Sep, 2015 AltLd
Fraser hill-casey 2 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Easy climbing all the way up. We did the route with extremely limited visibility which made finding the decent quite interesting.
Easy climbing all the way up. We did the route with extremely limited visibility which made finding the decent quite interesting.
Rob Royle 23 Aug, 2015 Lead Had to bail after the first pitch as it started pouring down......! Will definitely be back, lovely route!
with Steph
Had to bail after the first pitch as it started pouring down......! Will definitely be back, lovely route!
with Steph
Adamski1986 11 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
with James Higgins
with James Higgins
TreseB 7 Aug, 2015 AltLd Nice climb!
Nice climb!
jimmy66 4 Aug, 2015 -
David Maddison 2 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
with stalbot
with stalbot
Benjaminblanc ?Aug, 2015 Lead
with Joe Andrews, hairy51
with Joe Andrews, hairy51
Joe Andrews ?Aug, 2015 AltLd
with hairy51
with hairy51
Hidden ?Aug, 2015 AltLd
hairy51 ?Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
steve-grigg 28 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Nina, helen.baldwin
with Nina, helen.baldwin
shaun walby 18 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Alpine club
with Alpine club
ned_85 6 Jul, 2015 AltLd
davkeo 1 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S P1,3&6. Superb climbing, particularly P3&6(crux). Technical but never very hard. 3 stars.
P1,3&6. Superb climbing, particularly P3&6(crux). Technical but never very hard. 3 stars.
Hidden 1 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
alooker ?Jul, 2015 Lead
Brucemacrosson ?Jul, 2015 AltLd French 5c - bolted
with Bryan Rhinn
French 5c - bolted
with Bryan Rhinn
bryan p 30 Jun, 2015 -
with Bruce
with Bruce
Hidden 24 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 AltLd
MartF 5 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Alt leads, Stu leading first. I drew the 6a pitch (5b with 1pa) and was particularly pleased to lead the hardest graded pitch I've done for a few years clean and in the rain!
with Stu Spencer
Alt leads, Stu leading first. I drew the 6a pitch (5b with 1pa) and was particularly pleased to lead the hardest graded pitch I've done for a few years clean and in the rain!
with Stu Spencer
Naomi Havercroft 1 Aug, 2014 Lead
monkeyme2 ?Aug, 2014 2nd
with Ben J
with Ben J
Richard Alderton 15 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S In combination with Traverse of the Crochues. Superb day out.
In combination with Traverse of the Crochues. Superb day out.
EllieWoods 15 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Gumery 7 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Forshaw
with Forshaw
Hidden 7 Jul, 2014 AltLd
jcw ??, 2014 -
betathief 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Mikejamoon 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 26 Jul, 2013 2nd
Hidden 10 Jul, 2013 2nd
Hidden 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Paulww 5 Sep, 2012 AltLd
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 23 Aug, 2012 -
with David Nicholls, Neil Boyd
with David Nicholls, Neil Boyd
davebrox 10 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2012 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 2011 AltLd
Hidden ?Aug, 2011 AltLd
DigitalSteak 27 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S Superb quality rock in the sun all day - perfect!
Superb quality rock in the sun all day - perfect!
Ashley Hold ?Oct, 2010 AltLd
with torquil
with torquil
Hidden ?Oct, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 18 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2010 AltLd
industrialiceman 9 Jul, 2010 2nd
mathquirk ?May, 2009 Lead
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