6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
165m. A popular line which gets plenty of traffic at the weekends but can be pleasantly quiet during the week. Approach past a slabby rib with a large red mark and carry on to the next rib. The first belay is not fixed but there are plenty of blocks to stick a sling around.
All the pitches have some bolts but a set of cams is required to protect several sections, particularly pitch 4.
Approach - From the top of the Index chairlift, head directly up towards the route following a path on a moraine ridge.
1) 4a, 25m. Climb the slabby rib and then move right to belay.
2) 4c, 35m. Follow the slab straight up and then head left and follow another slab to a grassy belay ledge.
3) 5a, 25m. Step left and climb the steep groove and wall above.
4) 5b, 30m. Scramble easily up to the foot of a steep wall and climb this, trending leftwards at the top, to a large ledge. There are only two bolts on this pitch so take a few mid-sized cams.
5) 3c, 20m. Follow the ridge easily to the foot of the final tower and belay on the right.
6) 5b, 30m. Traverse up and left onto the arête of the tower and make a committing step left onto a slab. Follow this and the right-leaning groove above to a spacious belay.
Descent - Scramble up from the final belays on the routes to reach the summit of the buttress. From here walk/scramble down a path to reach the gully which separates this buttress from the Index, and descend this easily to a 28m abseil. At the foot of the abseil (which can be downclimbed at 3c) walk directly back to the chairlift. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A 6 pitch equipped route on the Tour de Crochues, just left of Nez Rouge.

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Escalades Choisies Mont-Blanc Aiguilles Rouges (60 Routes 4 to 6a+)

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
paul horabin 29 Jul -
Hidden 26 Jun AltLd dnf
Joe Andrews 13 Sep, 2018 -
Benjaminblanc 13 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with Joe Andrews
with Joe Andrews
yelotango 7 Sep, 2018 Lead G/U pitches 1-3
pitches 1-3
Riina Laitinen 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd
Tim Bevan 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd Went for the South-Southeast Arete but it was heaving so had a lovely time snapping some pics on this instead. Good leading from Riina!
Went for the South-Southeast Arete but it was heaving so had a lovely time snapping some pics on this instead. Good leading from Riina!
Hidden 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
Fallow 3 Aug, 2018 AltLd
Richard Alderton 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt Came up to do Nez Rouge but it was busy
with Cameron
Came up to do Nez Rouge but it was busy
with Cameron
Colin Scotchford 31 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Calum3610 24 Jul, 2018 AltLd Nice route, got the third and sixth pitches.
with Connor170
Nice route, got the third and sixth pitches.
with Connor170
Hidden 22 Jul, 2018 AltLd
jrccrosby 22 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Old John
with Old John
Hidden 19 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 17 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Piglet69 14 Jul, 2018 2nd
niallsash 14 Jul, 2018 Lead End up a soft day and Not our first choice as to weather looking daunting on chair lift up so picked something nearer the lift and not as high. Nice Rock.
End up a soft day and Not our first choice as to weather looking daunting on chair lift up so picked something nearer the lift and not as high. Nice Rock.
martha1121 12 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
nisbetag 12 Jul, 2018 2nd Guided climb with Simon Hale.
Guided climb with Simon Hale.
alasdaircavaye 9 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Fun little trad route. Probably wasn't on line at the beggining, but the final pitches are very good.
Fun little trad route. Probably wasn't on line at the beggining, but the final pitches are very good.
James.houghton 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd
with Ben
with Ben
The9inger 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Cbulman 20 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Pete Lindley 17 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Fantastic route, although well trafficked at the weekend. Exceptionally well bolted for a 'trad' route. Must have been bolted after the rockfax book was published. Fantastic exposure and satisfaction with relatively low technical difficulty
with Joanna
Fantastic route, although well trafficked at the weekend. Exceptionally well bolted for a 'trad' route. Must have been bolted after the rockfax book was published. Fantastic exposure and satisfaction with relatively low technical difficulty
with Joanna
TomGB 16 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Nice route, the 5b pitches make it worthwhile. In big boots except the 5b pitches
Nice route, the 5b pitches make it worthwhile. In big boots except the 5b pitches
Petarghh 16 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Everetta ??, 2018 Lead O/S
with pops
with pops
rfleal 3 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
TRodrigues 3 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Rob Royle 3 Sep, 2017 Lead Climbed in big boots leading Ruth. Excellent route close to the index lift.
with Ruth B
Climbed in big boots leading Ruth. Excellent route close to the index lift.
with Ruth B
Merlin 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Exceptional quality and surprisingly unpolished. Juggy all the way. Moved together on P1&2, then pulled on my rock shoes to swing the leads to the top. Bolted throughout (if you read the Rockfax guide).
with Dave Tait
Exceptional quality and surprisingly unpolished. Juggy all the way. Moved together on P1&2, then pulled on my rock shoes to swing the leads to the top. Bolted throughout (if you read the Rockfax guide).
with Dave Tait
08nbrierley 23 Aug, 2017 -
Christine 23 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Maximilian Meyer
with Maximilian Meyer
Hidden 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd
08nbrierley 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with tony
with tony
Tony Myers 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Adamski1986 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with kerry
with kerry
gooberman-hill 9 Aug, 2017 Lead
crazy_wolf_girl 2 Aug, 2017 2nd Bottom to top in 2 1/2 hours.
Bottom to top in 2 1/2 hours.
Hidden ?Aug, 2017 AltLd
Sam Hunt 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
EllieWoods 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
elewis96 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd
petecallaghan 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
John1458 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Ed led P1,4,5 Sam P2 and P6, I led P3. Fantastic final pitch!
Ed led P1,4,5 Sam P2 and P6, I led P3. Fantastic final pitch!
Robbie Blease 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd
steve_gibbs 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
A Jackson 12 Jul, 2017 -
themattyshep 28 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt
with tghayne
with tghayne
James.houghton 27 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt Gave Matt the good pitches as climbed the route a few days before. Led 1,3,5.
Gave Matt the good pitches as climbed the route a few days before. Led 1,3,5.
mattdennies 27 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Led 2,4,6. Lovely climbing on excellent rock, 5b pitches were brilliant, especially the 4th, was nice to place some trad gear for a bit. Climbed in 1.30.
Led 2,4,6. Lovely climbing on excellent rock, 5b pitches were brilliant, especially the 4th, was nice to place some trad gear for a bit. Climbed in 1.30.
cmars89 24 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Ryan Weber
with Ryan Weber
adawson 22 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Led the 1st, 3rd and 6th pitches
Led the 1st, 3rd and 6th pitches
Ashley King 22 Jun, 2017 AltLd Really enjoyably. Lead pitched 2 and 4. 5b pitches were really fun. Final pitch was the highlight.
with adawson
Really enjoyably. Lead pitched 2 and 4. 5b pitches were really fun. Final pitch was the highlight.
with adawson
James.houghton 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Led 2,4,6. The 4th pitch has 4/5 bolts now, but still about 10m between the first and second bolt, but really easy to protect. Top pitch is brilliant.
Led 2,4,6. The 4th pitch has 4/5 bolts now, but still about 10m between the first and second bolt, but really easy to protect. Top pitch is brilliant.
bethr_1997 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd
DaveThexton 19 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Tim
with Tim
nathanjmasters 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd A great climb and a good way of getting back into some multi pitch sport. The last pitch was brilliant and felt nicely exposed.
with rosso
A great climb and a good way of getting back into some multi pitch sport. The last pitch was brilliant and felt nicely exposed.
with rosso
rosso 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
sroelants ??, 2017 -
Just Will 27 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S With Murray, also did Modern Times in half an afternoon.
with murray
With Murray, also did Modern Times in half an afternoon.
with murray
murray ?Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
Nathan Adam 21 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Good route, well equipped with new bolts but still worthwhile having a few medium cams for the 4th pitch.
Good route, well equipped with new bolts but still worthwhile having a few medium cams for the 4th pitch.
Wizzy 12 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Vincej 12 Aug, 2016 2nd
with Fred Drouet
with Fred Drouet
BlackheathDiggs 6 Aug, 2016 AltLd
spragglerocks 29 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with j_duds
with j_duds
Hidden 29 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Iain_L_32 25 Jul, 2016 -
scottywakefield 25 Jul, 2016 AltLd Lead pitches 3,4. 4 was my fave. Still plenty of snow in the area, didn't take axe or crampons, axe would have been a good idea. Witnessed large rockfall in coulior to the right.
with Iain_L_32, Aline
Lead pitches 3,4. 4 was my fave. Still plenty of snow in the area, didn't take axe or crampons, axe would have been a good idea. Witnessed large rockfall in coulior to the right.
with Iain_L_32, Aline
Hidden 20 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
wchan 18 Jul, 2016 2nd
themattyshep 23 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Finnished up the last three pitches from Nez Rouge
Finnished up the last three pitches from Nez Rouge
Rob_Morris1996 23 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S After climbing the first three pitches of Nez Rouge, we finished up Mani Puliti, then abseiled down the route.
After climbing the first three pitches of Nez Rouge, we finished up Mani Puliti, then abseiled down the route.
Debbie Lee 3 Sep, 2015 AltLd Fun route with a very hassle free approach! Some extra gear useful.
with MrRiley
Fun route with a very hassle free approach! Some extra gear useful.
with MrRiley
MrRiley 3 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Really fun, especially the 5b pitches, bring a handful of medium-small cams. Shame it's not a bit more sustained
Really fun, especially the 5b pitches, bring a handful of medium-small cams. Shame it's not a bit more sustained
Hidden 31 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
alexm198 13 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
aljones91 13 Aug, 2015 AltLd Good route for half days outing climbing pretty easy and 5min walk in from the lift!
with Ben hester
Good route for half days outing climbing pretty easy and 5min walk in from the lift!
with Ben hester
Hidden 13 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Richard Alderton 6 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Nice enough. Gets better higher up. A couple of nuts/ friends may be useful on P4.
with Pickles
Nice enough. Gets better higher up. A couple of nuts/ friends may be useful on P4.
with Pickles
sgl 31 Jul, 2015 AltLd
with Susie
with Susie
David Maddison 27 Jul, 2015 AltLd
with stalbot
with stalbot
Hidden 21 Jul, 2015 Lead
Hidden 21 Jul, 2015 2nd
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
Dino Dave 25 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Kat Ostrich
with Kat Ostrich
KatOstrich 25 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 11 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2014 -
Hidden 2 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Gibbo 24 Jun, 2014 AltLd
with Joe Innes, Sash Coombes
with Joe Innes, Sash Coombes
KatOstrich 22 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Laurence
with Laurence
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd
Roger Cruse 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Kris and Nolan
with Kris and Nolan
Hidden 18 Mar, 2014 AltLd
chapmand 18 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Rory Brown
with Rory Brown
jcw ??, 2014 -
Happy Haggis 15 Aug, 2013 -
Hidden 6 Aug, 2013 Solo
planetmarshall 19 Jul, 2013 Lead
KatOstrich 25 Jun, 2013 2nd In heavy snow
In heavy snow
AnnaBacklund ?Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Droyd 15 Sep, 2012 -
with Chris Marsden
with Chris Marsden
Hidden 7 Sep, 2012 -
jezb1 7 Sep, 2012 AltLd Enjoyable, got better as we climbed higher.
Enjoyable, got better as we climbed higher.
Ashley Hold ?Sep, 2012 AltLd
with torquil
with torquil
Hidden ?Sep, 2012 AltLd
cmarsden5 ?Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Droyd
with Droyd
Hidden 12 Aug, 2012 AltLd
davebrox 12 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 Lead
QuentinSu ?Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Paula Ryan ?Aug, 2012 AltLd
with Robin Brooke
with Robin Brooke
maria85 27 Jul, 2012 AltLd
with Jules
with Jules
Martin Bennett 18 Jul, 2012 -
with Ali
with Ali
Hidden 10 Jul, 2012 AltLd
Kirill 6 Jul, 2012 AltLd
with cem
with cem
cem 6 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S Certainly not shite & a pleasant enough way of occupying an iffy afternoon weather-wise (low cloud & a mixture of rain, drizzle, hail & the odd burst of sunshine)
with Kirill
Certainly not shite & a pleasant enough way of occupying an iffy afternoon weather-wise (low cloud & a mixture of rain, drizzle, hail & the odd burst of sunshine)
with Kirill
mattfarr 5 Jul, 2012 2nd
with Al BMG
with Al BMG
Hidden ?Jul, 2012 2nd
Claire Molloy ?Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
with Andy Perkins, NoelleG
with Andy Perkins, NoelleG
Keith Lambley 30 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Kate R
with Kate R
Hidden 30 Jun, 2012 AltLd dog
danfitz 23 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Georgie Smith
with Georgie Smith
Hidden ??, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Lawrie Brand 24 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Laing
with Sarah Laing
Hidden 24 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2010 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 2nd
Chris Sansum 31 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S Climbed as a consolation after aborting an attempt to get to the Pouce due to fresh snow on the approach. Good fun.
with Colin Gunning
Climbed as a consolation after aborting an attempt to get to the Pouce due to fresh snow on the approach. Good fun.
with Colin Gunning
Roch 28 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Liz Featherstone
with Liz Featherstone
Hidden 20 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
cliffy 20 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
Julian Prieto 20 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Jul, 2010 -
knicos ?Jul, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 24 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
martin one 7 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S only first 2 Pitches done to weather
with dave knight
only first 2 Pitches done to weather
with dave knight
Hidden 5 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
Tom Stoddart 5 Sep, 2008 Lead
with Tom Slade
with Tom Slade
Hidden 5 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Jul, 2008 2nd
KeithW 8 Sep, 2006 AltLd O/S Done with no guidebook! Great climbing on bolted granite.
with Nick Ferguson
Done with no guidebook! Great climbing on bolted granite.
with Nick Ferguson
Hidden 6 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 AltLd
Wayne S ??, 2005 -
Ed Saint ?Jul, 2004 -
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