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.

Harry Ellis 05/Sep/17 AltLd

Led all but final pitch, beautiful route to a good summit.

with Chris Cox
ThomN ?/Aug/17 Lead O/S

The crack on p3 definitely felt harder than the 'crux' pitch, which was very soft for 6a.

with Sophie
Siongethinhill 23/Jul/17 AltLd dnf

Backed off because of storm storm winds

with adam martin
Hidden 22/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
dukeboxer 18/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Super nice and fun. Nothing too drastic. Excellent crux pitch on great rock.

Rob N 03/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Chuck 30/Aug/16 Lead
with Carrie Craig
Hidden 27/Aug/16 AltLd
Pero 23/Aug/16 AltLd
Bryan M 23/Aug/16 AltLd

Take time to locate the correct start!

with Pero
r.greaves 18/Aug/16 AltLd
with phil hughes
LP ?/Aug/16 AltLd
with richard greaves
Hidden 24/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
adrianj 04/Sep/15 AltLd

Atmospheric weather. Amazing views of Aig Verte etc. Route quite easy. Left bags on decent path and just took water.

evenL 02/Sep/15 AltLd
Fraser hill-casey 02/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

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/15 Lead

Had to bail after the first pitch as it started pouring down......! Will definitely be back, lovely route!

with Steph
Adamski1986 11/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with James Higgins
TreseB 07/Aug/15 AltLd

Nice climb!

David Maddison 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Benjaminblanc ?/Aug/15 Lead
with Joe Andrews, Jonathan Axford
10029759 ?/Aug/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/15 AltLd
hairy51 ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
steve-grigg 28/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Nina, helen.baldwin
ned_85 06/Jul/15 AltLd
davkeo 01/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

P1,3&6. Superb climbing, particularly P3&6(crux). Technical but never very hard. 3 stars.

cearbhalld 01/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Handy last day after full-on week climbing. Lovely jamming on P3. 'Crux' on P6 is more like 5b than 6a. Great route.

alooker ?/Jul/15 Lead
shaun walby ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Brucemacrosson ?/Jul/15 AltLd

French 5c - bolted

with Bryan Rhinn
Hidden 30/Jun/15 -
Hidden 24/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd
MartF 05/Aug/14 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
Hidden 01/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/14 2nd
Richard Alderton 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

In combination with Traverse of the Crochues. Superb day out.

with Ellie
EllieWoods 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Rich
Gumery 07/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Forshaw
Hidden 07/Jul/14 AltLd
jcw ??/2014 -
betathief 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Mikejamoon 11/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Avinash Aujayeb 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with James Thacker
Paulww 05/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 23/Aug/12 -
davebrox 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/12 Lead
Shuttsie ?/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd
DigitalSteak 27/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Superb quality rock in the sun all day - perfect!

Ashley Hold ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/10 AltLd
industrialiceman 09/Jul/10 2nd
mathquirk ?/May/09 Lead
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