Rockfax Description
II, 120m, 1 hour. From the Col du Tour, follow the ridge easily over some fun, blocky scrambling to the summit. There is the odd 'move' but generally the terrain is very straightforward and ideal for practising moving together and general alpine efficiency.
Descent - Descend the Normal Route to reach the Glacier du Tour. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A mixed route to the summit along the ridge from the Col du Tour. Follow first snow, then rock, then mixed climbing. A steep snow pitch on the left side of the arete (North Face) through a notch leads to easier ground and the summit.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Muaddib91 13 Sep Lead O/S
Liam_T 19 Jul AltLd Moved together.
Moved together.
Caris Mcknight 18 Jul 2nd Guided by John Orr (+ 4 others) on the MI Summer Alpine Meet.
Guided by John Orr (+ 4 others) on the MI Summer Alpine Meet.
Aled Williams 12 Jul -
with Calum
with Calum
GOS 11 Jul Lead O/S Good day. Missed turn for col de tour initially. Col had lot of loose rock. Route itself was good scrambling. 2 short steeper sections near summit. An off width chimney ...jam boots in...followed by some cracks..moved left and pleasant playback flake. 8 hours round trip from Albert premier..including accidental diversion
with doug_l, Elaine Mullan
Good day. Missed turn for col de tour initially. Col had lot of loose rock. Route itself was good scrambling. 2 short steeper sections near summit. An off width chimney ...jam boots in...followed by some cracks..moved left and pleasant playback flake. 8 hours round trip from Albert premier..including accidental diversion
with doug_l, Elaine Mullan
doug_l 11 Jul AltLd O/S v nice
with GOS, elaine
v nice
with GOS, elaine
Hidden 5 Jul -
Natalie Dyer 5 Jul Lead O/S
Steven haywood 5 Jul Lead
Curlywombat 2 Jul -
Nick_Brown164 2 Jul -
with James Lunny, Curlywombat
with James Lunny, Curlywombat
jrose99 ?Jul Lead dnf
Arthur Billaud 12 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Eli
with Eli
Calum3610 23 Jul, 2018 AltLd Moved together, took the steeper sections head on which made the route more like PD+.
with Connor170
Moved together, took the steeper sections head on which made the route more like PD+.
with Connor170
Steve Kempley 12 Jul, 2018 Lead From Trient hut, perfect conditions, moving together, descent to Le Tour
with Tom Morgan
From Trient hut, perfect conditions, moving together, descent to Le Tour
with Tom Morgan
tradisrad 8 Jul, 2018 Lead
James Gordon ?Jul, 2018 -
Iain_L_32 18 Jun, 2018 -
oliver_tippett 17 Jun, 2018 -
Elias Abbes 16 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Sep, 2017 -
Merlin 29 Aug, 2017 -
with Dave Tait, Chubbs
with Dave Tait, Chubbs
Chubbs 29 Aug, 2017 -
Nathan2013 15 Aug, 2017 Lead A worthwhile little route. Glacier becoming difficult to cross.
with Emma
A worthwhile little route. Glacier becoming difficult to cross.
with Emma
E_Robbins 15 Aug, 2017 2nd
steve_gibbs 1 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Linus, Robbie Blease
with Linus, Robbie Blease
Robbie Blease 1 Aug, 2017 - A bit naff.
A bit naff.
Linus Osorio 1 Aug, 2017 -
stratandrew 23 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf Bivvied behind Albert premier but abondoned bivvy due to massive continuous thunderstorm high winds. Winds increased next morning. Long glacier slog to col du tour. Tricky access from the s side. Snow no longer to col. Loose gully of rubble and scree at mod to diff climbing for 25 metres. Once at col winds made ridge untenable so walked under the (unstable) tete blanche n. Face to try access the east ridge from near col blanc. Very difficult access due to crevasse. Abandoned attempts and returned via col superiuer du tour (also full of rubble on s side!, although not as steep). Note. There was a bad accident in a hidden crevasse in the col blanc area which caught out a party on the normal route (facile) between tete blanche and petit fourche. Was bad enough to need a chopper.
with Shaun Grommell, James Hall, Stuart Hurworth
Bivvied behind Albert premier but abondoned bivvy due to massive continuous thunderstorm high winds. Winds increased next morning. Long glacier slog to col du tour. Tricky access from the s side. Snow no longer to col. Loose gully of rubble and scree at mod to diff climbing for 25 metres. Once at col winds made ridge untenable so walked under the (unstable) tete blanche n. Face to try access the east ridge from near col blanc. Very difficult access due to crevasse. Abandoned attempts and returned via col superiuer du tour (also full of rubble on s side!, although not as steep). Note. There was a bad accident in a hidden crevasse in the col blanc area which caught out a party on the normal route (facile) between tete blanche and petit fourche. Was bad enough to need a chopper.
with Shaun Grommell, James Hall, Stuart Hurworth
Stuart Hurworth 23 Jul, 2017 2nd Went up to the Col Superior du Tour after a stunning glacier walk and crossed a narrow snow ridge followed by an incredibly loose walk/scramble up to the col. Unfortunately it was incredibly windy and it was a struggle to keep warm and in balance in the conditions (even though beautifully sunny). We decided it would not be wise to attempt the ridge and therefore went around the east side to attempt the North Ridge or the Petite Fourche. We crossed a huge bergschrund at its southern end but were then faced with a snow traverse along its upper lip or crossing another bergschrund with steep soft snow above. We decided to abandon and head back. Despite this it was an excellent day glacier walking and very enjoyable with amazing scenery.
with Shaun, James Hall, stratandrew
Went up to the Col Superior du Tour after a stunning glacier walk and crossed a narrow snow ridge followed by an incredibly loose walk/scramble up to the col. Unfortunately it was incredibly windy and it was a struggle to keep warm and in balance in the conditions (even though beautifully sunny). We decided it would not be wise to attempt the ridge and therefore went around the east side to attempt the North Ridge or the Petite Fourche. We crossed a huge bergschrund at its southern end but were then faced with a snow traverse along its upper lip or crossing another bergschrund with steep soft snow above. We decided to abandon and head back. Despite this it was an excellent day glacier walking and very enjoyable with amazing scenery.
with Shaun, James Hall, stratandrew
Andy Wilcox 4 Jul, 2017 - From Albert 1st In Decent after ascent of normal route
with Jack & Scott Manfredi
From Albert 1st In Decent after ascent of normal route
with Jack & Scott Manfredi
Christine 4 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with rpinto
with rpinto
Jack Manfredi 4 Jul, 2017 - Descent
with Andy wilcox, Dad
Descent
with Andy wilcox, Dad
El_Dave_H 7 Jun, 2017 AltLd Took a diversion onto a powdery north face, to get out of the wind and into the sun.
Took a diversion onto a powdery north face, to get out of the wind and into the sun.
Hidden 7 Jun, 2017 -
c357 10 Aug, 2016 Lead
xphoenix0 3 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Luke
with Luke
Storme 9 Jul, 2016 Lead Made it to the ridge for sunrise - incredible views.
with Hamish Crackett, Jake397
Made it to the ridge for sunrise - incredible views.
with Hamish Crackett, Jake397
RuthW 5 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 5 Jul, 2016 2nd
Jake397 ?Jul, 2016 -
with Hamish, Storme England
with Hamish, Storme England
jhobbs 27 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Mark Haward
with Mark Haward
A Jackson ?Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Neil Murphy
with Neil Murphy
Nesa 6 Jul, 2015 2nd Very icy!
with L. Muirhead, B. Bradford (Guide)
Very icy!
with L. Muirhead, B. Bradford (Guide)
John1458 1 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2014 -
Audrey LeGrand 8 Sep, 2014 -
with SJames
with SJames
Hidden ?Aug, 2014 -
adam088 ?Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S With guide Oskar Wahlund
With guide Oskar Wahlund
Hidden 16 Jun, 2013 -
murray ?Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Ryan, Rob
with Ryan, Rob
Hidden 2 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
alias dave 2 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
timofy ?Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Tony Prendergast 10 Aug, 2012 -
with Mike Cleary
with Mike Cleary
Jonny Nick 1 Aug, 2012 AltLd Set off from Albert Premier hut.
Set off from Albert Premier hut.
DigitalSteak ?Aug, 2012 Lead
Robbo1 12 Jul, 2012 -
Happy Haggis 12 Jul, 2012 -
with Robbo1
with Robbo1
sjbrook 9 Jul, 2012 -
with PMC
with PMC
Dave Richards 9 Jul, 2012 -
Huw Mithan 3 Jul, 2012 2nd
with Ben Fitzgerald
with Ben Fitzgerald
ladymuck 3 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S On Conville Course
On Conville Course
efetunc ?Jul, 2012 AltLd Climbed on the way back from the summit of Petit Fourche.
Climbed on the way back from the summit of Petit Fourche.
Rafal Malczyk ?Jul, 2012 AltLd
with efetunc
with efetunc
jon_ridley 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd The snow slope consisted of Scottish slush on ice sheet; interesting
The snow slope consisted of Scottish slush on ice sheet; interesting
becoming-stranger 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Emily Cropton 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 29 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 Lead
Treeking82 22 Jul, 2009 -
Hidden 10 Jun, 2006 AltLd
Simnel ?Sep, 2003 -
Hidden 23 Aug, 2000 -
Celia Watson 23 Aug, 2000 -
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