180m, 8 pitches.

Rockfax Description
II, 170m. A real classic and for good reason - this is a great route. The start is not obvious - look for a bolt 5m up.
1) 5b. Climb a series of overlaps to reach a shallow, right-leaning corner and follow this to a stance.
2) 5c. Head up the corner above and when this widens and becomes grassy, step left and follow a brilliant flake-corner to a comfortable stance on the left.
3) 5c. Make a few tricky steep moves off the belay then carry on up easier cracks and a corner to a beautifully positioned belay with a brilliant view of Fidel Fiasco.
4) 5c. Climb the cracked wall above then rock over onto the stunning slab above. Follow this to the top. A great pitch.
5) 5c. Step right off the belay and climb a short, strenuous chimney and then an amazing corner above.
Descent - You can abseil from here but it is recommended that you do two more pitches of 4b/c then 6a along the ridge crest of the Red Pillar's summit tower just for the pleasure of reaching the summit itself. Abseiling L'Eau Rance d'Arabie is the best way down from here. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Popular, established classic on the Red Pillar.

Cerdon/Piola Sep/1985

Ticklists

Parois-de-legende, Escalades Choisies Mont-Blanc Aiguilles Rouges (60 Routes 4 to 6a+), Alpine Dreamz

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
adamsriches 15 Aug AltLd O/S First alpine route. Bit of an epic in every regard. Led P1, 3,4 and 5. Felt off route for pitch 3 and 4 but who knows, there's a lot of rock up there.
First alpine route. Bit of an epic in every regard. Led P1, 3,4 and 5. Felt off route for pitch 3 and 4 but who knows, there's a lot of rock up there.
Elodie 15 Aug 2nd
with Holly, adamsriches
with Holly, adamsriches
Anne Fairbank 13 Aug 2nd
markfairbank 13 Aug Lead O/S 2 hour walk-in, not 100% clear in Rockfax cost some time. Great climbing on every pitch, sustained at the grade. Solid E1? Abbed after the route without continuing to summit to ensure no issues with making the last lift, so no bonus pitches.
2 hour walk-in, not 100% clear in Rockfax cost some time. Great climbing on every pitch, sustained at the grade. Solid E1? Abbed after the route without continuing to summit to ensure no issues with making the last lift, so no bonus pitches.
Hidden 9 Aug AltLd O/S
fuzzysheep01 4 Aug AltLd O/S Good. Maybe HVS pushing E1. Rockfax is misleading. Just follow your nose.
with eduardo
Good. Maybe HVS pushing E1. Rockfax is misleading. Just follow your nose.
with eduardo
eduardo 4 Aug AltLd O/S Led even pitches, p4 slab memorable
Led even pitches, p4 slab memorable
HollyWood84 ?Aug -
Senna 29 Jul AltLd O/S
SamStrong93 29 Jul AltLd
ned_85 29 Jul AltLd
Hidden 21 Jul Lead O/S
Jo sumner 21 Jul 2nd
Kike Kikon 15 Jul Lead O/S Great introduction to this crag. Really beautiful moves. Lead all pitches. Avec Elsa
Great introduction to this crag. Really beautiful moves. Lead all pitches. Avec Elsa
JohnHartley 10 Jul Lead O/S Led all pitches with Will
Led all pitches with Will
Giles Eperon 10 Jul AltLd O/S Led P1, 2, 3, 7 (bonus pitches to the top). Continued into Osez Josephine for 11 pitches in total. Very fun moves, lots of nice crack stuff. Awesome location!
with Holly, Felicity Eperon
Led P1, 2, 3, 7 (bonus pitches to the top). Continued into Osez Josephine for 11 pitches in total. Very fun moves, lots of nice crack stuff. Awesome location!
with Holly, Felicity Eperon
Adam Coles 8 Jul AltLd O/S As part of NW ridge
with Andrew
As part of NW ridge
with Andrew
wheelsucker 6 Jul AltLd O/S
with Dave Stocks
with Dave Stocks
esther ?Jul AltLd
Tom Fullen 29 Jun AltLd O/S A quick pre-bivvy climb. We climbed some pitches in roughly the right area that roughly followed the Rockfax description - could have been this! Roy decided we didn’t need some of our gear or his watch and flung them off the route...
with roym
A quick pre-bivvy climb. We climbed some pitches in roughly the right area that roughly followed the Rockfax description - could have been this! Roy decided we didn’t need some of our gear or his watch and flung them off the route...
with roym
James Milton 29 Jun AltLd O/S Led the first 3 pitches and the final pitch. Good climbing on brilliant rock
with GGD
Led the first 3 pitches and the final pitch. Good climbing on brilliant rock
with GGD
roym 29 Jun AltLd Definitely got off route but didn't really care, decent route.
Definitely got off route but didn't really care, decent route.
Hidden 29 Jun AltLd
7toes 26 Jun AltLd
with Stuart M
with Stuart M
thierryfr 23 Jun -
with David
with David
im off 25 Oct, 2018 AltLd Stayed in plan hut night before looked after well by Claude. Warm day for time of year. Brill climbing all way. Varied from vs to e2 I thought. Slabs pitch very balancey and felt e2 ish but bolted well.
Stayed in plan hut night before looked after well by Claude. Warm day for time of year. Brill climbing all way. Varied from vs to e2 I thought. Slabs pitch very balancey and felt e2 ish but bolted well.
Hidden 15 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
sroelants 8 Sep, 2018 -
wolf.leeb 6 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Lovely stuff.
with Quiet Tim
Lovely stuff.
with Quiet Tim
JRJones 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
williap 31 Aug, 2018 2nd Rained off after 2 pitches, got the walk in all wrong!
with Jase
Rained off after 2 pitches, got the walk in all wrong!
with Jase
Hidden 28 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt
birks3746 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt
with Alice
with Alice
LucaC 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with John
with John
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Ben in de Bergen 2 Aug, 2018 -
Ben in de Bergen 2 Aug, 2018 -
TomGB 1 Aug, 2018 2nd Strenuous, physical climbing - bring your guns! Tough slog in being frog marched by Nikolai the Russian machine and the walk out felt hard as I was absolutely ballbagged after climbing the route. Totally brilliant though, fantastic moves in fantastic situations and does not let up. For best results, ensure you're very comfortable at E1
Strenuous, physical climbing - bring your guns! Tough slog in being frog marched by Nikolai the Russian machine and the walk out felt hard as I was absolutely ballbagged after climbing the route. Totally brilliant though, fantastic moves in fantastic situations and does not let up. For best results, ensure you're very comfortable at E1
Petarghh 1 Aug, 2018 -
James Mulhall ?Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Ryan put suncream in my eyes then hid a massive rock in my bag. Overall, a good day out.
Ryan put suncream in my eyes then hid a massive rock in my bag. Overall, a good day out.
EoghanCun ?Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
QuentinSu 30 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt
tompilgrem 27 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
bobpilgrem 27 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Tom
with Tom
Hexman 24 Jul, 2018 Lead dnf Backed off halfway through P2, was damp and greasy and the rockfax guidebook unreliable. Will be back
Backed off halfway through P2, was damp and greasy and the rockfax guidebook unreliable. Will be back
jameslomax 23 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead even pitches. Went short on P2 so we got very confused about pitches.
with Holly
Lead even pitches. Went short on P2 so we got very confused about pitches.
with Holly
DaveThexton 14 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
Nickwild 4 Jul, 2018 2nd
with Daniel Wild, Julien Ravanello
with Daniel Wild, Julien Ravanello
Robbie Blease 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Rather good really! Got first three of six pitches on lead. Route gets better as you go up.
Rather good really! Got first three of six pitches on lead. Route gets better as you go up.
ConorWalter 3 Jul, 2018 - First experience on granite. linked P3 & P4 for the greatest slab/rope drag action I've had !
with Daithi
First experience on granite. linked P3 & P4 for the greatest slab/rope drag action I've had !
with Daithi
Antross__ 8 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 28 Aug, 2017 2nd
Hidden 27 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
jakeepictv 27 Aug, 2017 -
Hidden 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
mic.snow 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Climbed the extension as well, lead the even pitches. Beautiful!
with Ben
Climbed the extension as well, lead the even pitches. Beautiful!
with Ben
Lakesben 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Great route with really good climbing and worth continuing up to the top of the pillar, only a couple more pitches. Pitch 2 gets 6a in the new granite guide, overall the route is probably HVS because it's so well protected (the odd bolt where you want it and loads of trad gear). Worth buying a proper guide rather than the rockfax as the approach isn't obvious and there is some route finding on the first few pitches .
with Mic
Great route with really good climbing and worth continuing up to the top of the pillar, only a couple more pitches. Pitch 2 gets 6a in the new granite guide, overall the route is probably HVS because it's so well protected (the odd bolt where you want it and loads of trad gear). Worth buying a proper guide rather than the rockfax as the approach isn't obvious and there is some route finding on the first few pitches .
with Mic
Hidden 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 23 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S 6 pitches. Classic Rockfax mistake again quoting "look for a bolt".....well there are two! We went up via the expansion bolt at 5m, ignoring the glue-in to an early bolted belay about 20m up. From there topo/description starts to improve again. Slab pitch 100% worth the whole route and the views of Fidel Fiasco are mint.
with Green_t
6 pitches. Classic Rockfax mistake again quoting "look for a bolt".....well there are two! We went up via the expansion bolt at 5m, ignoring the glue-in to an early bolted belay about 20m up. From there topo/description starts to improve again. Slab pitch 100% worth the whole route and the views of Fidel Fiasco are mint.
with Green_t
steve_gibbs 23 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Owen Silitch
with Owen Silitch
Green_t 23 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Had a great time swinging leads and covering some pretty cool terrain, with an amazing view of Fidel fiasco! Last pitch isn't to be missed! However, the experience was marred by difficult route finding after the rockfax topo turned out to be horribly wrong for the start (as it is with 99% of the other routes in the chamonix guidebook). Either ask someone that's done it, use a different guidebook or try and work it out from the description but don't follow the topo
Had a great time swinging leads and covering some pretty cool terrain, with an amazing view of Fidel fiasco! Last pitch isn't to be missed! However, the experience was marred by difficult route finding after the rockfax topo turned out to be horribly wrong for the start (as it is with 99% of the other routes in the chamonix guidebook). Either ask someone that's done it, use a different guidebook or try and work it out from the description but don't follow the topo
Bethan May Davies 21 Aug, 2017 AltLd My god, what a route. That slab...feels like you could drop off the ends of the earth. Nail biting and a stonking lead from John!
My god, what a route. That slab...feels like you could drop off the ends of the earth. Nail biting and a stonking lead from John!
john lynch 21 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Amazing day out. Had the whole place to ourselves and perfect weather. Extended the route to the summit of the red pillar and ab'd arabie.
Amazing day out. Had the whole place to ourselves and perfect weather. Extended the route to the summit of the red pillar and ab'd arabie.
Hidden 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Ulgrid 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Siongethinhill 15 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Benoit Remillieux
with Benoit Remillieux
Andrew Abraham 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Great route, hard to stay on track with lots of extra bolts and belays dotted about. We managed a 6b ish pitch in the middle before getting back on track to the top
Great route, hard to stay on track with lots of extra bolts and belays dotted about. We managed a 6b ish pitch in the middle before getting back on track to the top
nickwhimster 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd
monsteratt 13 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Wizzy 7 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Flippin amazing. Continued onto summit of red pillar via the 4b/6a pitches. Led p2,4,6
Flippin amazing. Continued onto summit of red pillar via the 4b/6a pitches. Led p2,4,6
Sam McCarthy 7 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Wizzy
with Wizzy
metrorat 3 Aug, 2017 AltLd Amazing fun route but some fixed ropes on upper pitches (rebolting work?) that caused us to take a much harder line to the left. Wandered into 6b/c territory and got much more than we bargained for. Stunning views of serac fall as the sun hit the hanging glacier to the to the right of the pillar. Easy abseil off down the slabs.
with Euan Maharg
Amazing fun route but some fixed ropes on upper pitches (rebolting work?) that caused us to take a much harder line to the left. Wandered into 6b/c territory and got much more than we bargained for. Stunning views of serac fall as the sun hit the hanging glacier to the to the right of the pillar. Easy abseil off down the slabs.
with Euan Maharg
birks3746 1 Aug, 2017 Lead dnf Just the 1st 3 pitches as thunder/rain forecast early. Really really good route. Went wrong on 3rd pitch- there's 2 big cracks, the left one is correct. The right went round a corner to where a gnarly French guy was cleaning a new route with an ice axe! Explained the rock fall...our mistake- he left a note in French at the bottom which we thought meant something else
with Phil
Just the 1st 3 pitches as thunder/rain forecast early. Really really good route. Went wrong on 3rd pitch- there's 2 big cracks, the left one is correct. The right went round a corner to where a gnarly French guy was cleaning a new route with an ice axe! Explained the rock fall...our mistake- he left a note in French at the bottom which we thought meant something else
with Phil
Hidden ?Aug, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 29 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
NickJH 29 Jul, 2017 AltLd Great Route. Memorable upper pitches.Would have liked to continue to top of pillar but rain stopped play at the top of route.
with Andy Dunhill
Great Route. Memorable upper pitches.Would have liked to continue to top of pillar but rain stopped play at the top of route.
with Andy Dunhill
DaveThexton 21 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Tim Bevan 21 Jul, 2017 2nd Amazing day out on fantastic rock!
Amazing day out on fantastic rock!
ClimberJimmyB 21 Jul, 2017 AltLd
chris2451 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd RP
with DJayB
with DJayB
DJayB 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S What a cracking route. First big adventure in a long while. Interesting and varied climbing throughout. The slab pitch is particularly awesome! Loads of gear all the way up and often bolts at the harder bits. Approach up rocky gully is loose as a goose and best avoided. Head up right to a notch on the ridge from the snowfield instead.
with Grant Harris, chris2451
What a cracking route. First big adventure in a long while. Interesting and varied climbing throughout. The slab pitch is particularly awesome! Loads of gear all the way up and often bolts at the harder bits. Approach up rocky gully is loose as a goose and best avoided. Head up right to a notch on the ridge from the snowfield instead.
with Grant Harris, chris2451
FelixJT 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with alex brighton
with alex brighton
AndrewP 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Found this much harder than expected because we were suckered by the 5c sport grade. Some moves felt much harder, like E1. First route of the trip though.
Found this much harder than expected because we were suckered by the 5c sport grade. Some moves felt much harder, like E1. First route of the trip though.
FelixPeterken 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Felt hard when acclimatised, slightly scared, and expecting more bolts!
with AndrewP
Felt hard when acclimatised, slightly scared, and expecting more bolts!
with AndrewP
J Whittaker 15 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Ben Turner
with Ben Turner
James Oswald 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
benkelsey 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Big day yesterday - lie in. I ran up, Wald took the lift: I won by almost Two hours!! Started route at 17:45 #Britsabroad - 3 hours up and down. Pleasant cruising once we found the start. back to Cham at dark.
Big day yesterday - lie in. I ran up, Wald took the lift: I won by almost Two hours!! Started route at 17:45 #Britsabroad - 3 hours up and down. Pleasant cruising once we found the start. back to Cham at dark.
torjes 13 Jul, 2017 -
Hidden 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
jakeubc ?Jul, 2017 AltLd
Luke Brooks ?Jul, 2017 2nd
with Kate
with Kate
janegallwey 18 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S Rope solo, felt like a big day out.
Rope solo, felt like a big day out.
Climbingspike ??, 2017 -
ndraper1 4 Sep, 2016 AltLd rpt en route to voie Josephine
with Pete Houghton
en route to voie Josephine
with Pete Houghton
Hidden 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd
Chuck 1 Sep, 2016 AltLd Led p2 and 4, we didn't do p5 to make sure we got the lift. Redid p3 all way back to belay to get jammed ab robe
Led p2 and 4, we didn't do p5 to make sure we got the lift. Redid p3 all way back to belay to get jammed ab robe
Wendy Watthews 25 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Great route, lead p2 sort off as may have been off route on p1, then lead the slab pitch, rapid abseil and walk back to the lift to make the last lift down
with JakeB.
Great route, lead p2 sort off as may have been off route on p1, then lead the slab pitch, rapid abseil and walk back to the lift to make the last lift down
with JakeB.
Hidden 25 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
lukegorman 24 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S superb
superb
JoeCoxson 24 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S P2&4. Five awesome pitches on granite with bolts for pretty much all of the hard-ish moves. Slab pitch is awesome. Abseiled down in 3 down Bobokassa I think.
P2&4. Five awesome pitches on granite with bolts for pretty much all of the hard-ish moves. Slab pitch is awesome. Abseiled down in 3 down Bobokassa I think.
dpalmer1961 18 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Brilliant Route - 3 hrs. Access via gulley not recommended. Take the snow field approach on the left and for the last 50 m, there is a path around the notch to the right
with Jim T
Brilliant Route - 3 hrs. Access via gulley not recommended. Take the snow field approach on the left and for the last 50 m, there is a path around the notch to the right
with Jim T
QuentinSu 6 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
walts4 ??, 2016 -
benclimbing 31 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Utterly fantastic route! 3 star uber classic anywhere. We took a small rack - 1 set offset nuts, camalots 1,2,3 and 6 QDs. Next time I would take more small cams, and definitely my chalk bag! Crux felt like HVS/E1. Look for a bolt 5m up which marks the start of the route (not that easy to see). We abseiled after the chimney pitch down the route 'Babakozza'. Very intimidating abseiling! Enjoy the slab pitch!
with graham boistelle
Utterly fantastic route! 3 star uber classic anywhere. We took a small rack - 1 set offset nuts, camalots 1,2,3 and 6 QDs. Next time I would take more small cams, and definitely my chalk bag! Crux felt like HVS/E1. Look for a bolt 5m up which marks the start of the route (not that easy to see). We abseiled after the chimney pitch down the route 'Babakozza'. Very intimidating abseiling! Enjoy the slab pitch!
with graham boistelle
Hidden 8 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Simold ?Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Colin Scotchford 31 Jul, 2015 AltLd
alexm198 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Bloody hell, what a route! Five outstanding pitches on wonderful rock. Led P2 and 4. UKC grade (F5) is misleading, probably top end HVS/alpine TD-?
Bloody hell, what a route! Five outstanding pitches on wonderful rock. Led P2 and 4. UKC grade (F5) is misleading, probably top end HVS/alpine TD-?
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 30 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
davkeo 30 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S P1,2&4. What a route. Hard for the grade. Took a couple of detours but got there in the end. Abed off after difficulties. Good sustained HVS/E1.
P1,2&4. What a route. Hard for the grade. Took a couple of detours but got there in the end. Abed off after difficulties. Good sustained HVS/E1.
tunnah 25 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with CMoore
with CMoore
CMoore 25 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with tunnah
with tunnah
Hidden 18 Jun, 2015 AltLd
Euan Todd 6 Jun, 2015 AltLd Took the "classic" approach to this climb, heading up to the back left of the coire and into a chossy gully - something to recommend to someone you dislike. Absolute deathtrap of loose blocks and choss. Aside from that, the route is spectacular, every pitch is outstanding!
with Ali, DavidMcK
Took the "classic" approach to this climb, heading up to the back left of the coire and into a chossy gully - something to recommend to someone you dislike. Absolute deathtrap of loose blocks and choss. Aside from that, the route is spectacular, every pitch is outstanding!
with Ali, DavidMcK
Rob Royle 7 Sep, 2014 2nd Fantastic route! Definitely harder than the UKC grade.....! Quite a long hike to the base of the climb, but well worth it! Really good rock, amazing views down the valley, an altogether fantastic day in the alps!!
with Mountain Guide, Steph
Fantastic route! Definitely harder than the UKC grade.....! Quite a long hike to the base of the climb, but well worth it! Really good rock, amazing views down the valley, an altogether fantastic day in the alps!!
with Mountain Guide, Steph
ndraper1 31 Jul, 2014 AltLd Phwoarrrr! Has to be one of the best trad routes i've ever done. TD-/HVS. Incredible feel good cracks especially 5th pitch up a chimney then arete. Continued on two more pitches (VI,IV) to summit the pillar rouge.
Phwoarrrr! Has to be one of the best trad routes i've ever done. TD-/HVS. Incredible feel good cracks especially 5th pitch up a chimney then arete. Continued on two more pitches (VI,IV) to summit the pillar rouge.
jimmatthews 5 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
frost 13 Aug, 2013 AltLd
with Adam, D Garry
with Adam, D Garry
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Pete Houghton 5 Aug, 2013 AltLd Smashing climb on great rock, cannot recommend enough, and will be back for some of the harder routes in the future.
Smashing climb on great rock, cannot recommend enough, and will be back for some of the harder routes in the future.
Kris ?Aug, 2013 AltLd With Donna, great day. Even made ut back to the last bin!!
With Donna, great day. Even made ut back to the last bin!!
Hidden ?Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
danfitz ?Jul, 2013 -
with Pete Houghton
with Pete Houghton
mux ??, 2013 AltLd O/S Tried Fidel Fiasco and got lost so bobbed down to do this and save the day, very glad we did its a great route.
Tried Fidel Fiasco and got lost so bobbed down to do this and save the day, very glad we did its a great route.
Hidden 16 Sep, 2012 AltLd
roberto18 8 Sep, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 7 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 18 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Danjones 4 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Nice route, spaced gear, spectacular fall by mr Keyes on second pitch!
with Steve Keys
Nice route, spaced gear, spectacular fall by mr Keyes on second pitch!
with Steve Keys
dan ely 4 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with dan
with dan
Dan Hale 4 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Thunderous serac falls and the foreboding atmosphere of the North face of the Blatiere made this feel quite serious. Amazing route. The correct grade is TD- http://www.camptocamp.org/routes/54520/en/aiguille-de-blaitiere-pilier-rouge-nabot-leon Don't know why this is given a sport climbing grade on UKC.
with dan ely
Thunderous serac falls and the foreboding atmosphere of the North face of the Blatiere made this feel quite serious. Amazing route. The correct grade is TD- http://www.camptocamp.org/routes/54520/en/aiguille-de-blaitiere-pilier-rouge-nabot-leon Don't know why this is given a sport climbing grade on UKC.
with dan ely
Hidden 4 Aug, 2012 2nd dnf
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 2nd
Paula Ryan ?Aug, 2012 2nd
with Ode Silvonen, Robin Brooke
with Ode Silvonen, Robin Brooke
AnnaBacklund ?Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Sep, 2011 AltLd
Frostie 2 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
with guy757
with guy757
reima 25 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Niamh
with Niamh
Hidden 24 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 -
bigbobbyking 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd Georg led the hard pitches. Wierd doing trad again!
with Georg
Georg led the hard pitches. Wierd doing trad again!
with Georg
tskelhon ?Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Tim Slater, chris davis
with Tim Slater, chris davis
Hidden ?Jul, 2011 Lead
tsl42 ?Jul, 2011 2nd dog Moving together all the way. Had a take at some point.
Moving together all the way. Had a take at some point.
Pat-H 8 Aug, 2010 2nd
Archibald ?Aug, 2010 - Amazing easy crack route.
Amazing easy crack route.
Hidden 7 Jul, 2010 Lead
Cham32 ?Jul, 2010 - Super route - very consistent grade with magic slab 4th pitch
Super route - very consistent grade with magic slab 4th pitch
clams ??, 2010 -
with Litros
with Litros
Henrik 15 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Josef + Joakim
with Josef + Joakim
Ben Briggs ?Aug, 2009 AltLd rpt
with Hugh
with Hugh
Hidden ??, 2008 AltLd
Andy Clarke 27 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S Excellent climb. Followed throughout by a Chamonix guide - who was friendly, helpful and never once tried to pass. So much for stereotypes! Led Ps 1,3,5.
with James
Excellent climb. Followed throughout by a Chamonix guide - who was friendly, helpful and never once tried to pass. So much for stereotypes! Led Ps 1,3,5.
with James
Brian Birtle 21 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S The pitch with the sloping green slab with crack meeting the giant red face was very memorable and beautiful... felt like I was in Yosemite! Rest of the route generally very very good and fun. Got lost near the top - the route finished on a small spike of rock - we expected it to finish on the wide summit point more to the left... scratching our heads and trying different ways up for an hour before we gave up, frustrated, thinking we didn't make the summit. Only found out later we had completed the climb and the 40m above it!
with ontour
The pitch with the sloping green slab with crack meeting the giant red face was very memorable and beautiful... felt like I was in Yosemite! Rest of the route generally very very good and fun. Got lost near the top - the route finished on a small spike of rock - we expected it to finish on the wide summit point more to the left... scratching our heads and trying different ways up for an hour before we gave up, frustrated, thinking we didn't make the summit. Only found out later we had completed the climb and the 40m above it!
with ontour
heidimountaingirl ?Sep, 2005 - beautiful climb- check approach as we had to go past the start, towards montenvers, then double back to ourselves due to active rockfall on right hand glacier. Top pitch has one 6a+ move but it has a bolt at it, otherwise it is semi bolted semi trad. very fun style flakes and jungle gym monkey style climbing.
with Martial Dumas
beautiful climb- check approach as we had to go past the start, towards montenvers, then double back to ourselves due to active rockfall on right hand glacier. Top pitch has one 6a+ move but it has a bolt at it, otherwise it is semi bolted semi trad. very fun style flakes and jungle gym monkey style climbing.
with Martial Dumas
James W ?Oct, 2004 AltLd nice and sustained, beautiful in autumn, crampons essential to get there. long walk donwe to bistrot des sports for 10:30pm
with john sanday
nice and sustained, beautiful in autumn, crampons essential to get there. long walk donwe to bistrot des sports for 10:30pm
with john sanday
bandersnatch ??, 2001 Lead Summit Tower worth the time.....epic finish to the route.
with Mairi B
Summit Tower worth the time.....epic finish to the route.
with Mairi B
Guy ?Aug, 1997 AltLd O/S ropes jammed on descent, had to climb and downclimb one of the jamming pitches on Majorette Thatcher in the rain.
ropes jammed on descent, had to climb and downclimb one of the jamming pitches on Majorette Thatcher in the rain.
Hidden 20 Aug, 1996 Lead O/S
NickJH ?Jul, 1996 AltLd O/S
with LiamG
with LiamG
alpinist63 17 Jul, 1994 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Aug, 1993 Lead O/S
CMacD ?Jul, 1993 -
tjekel ??, 1993 -
Hidden 7 Aug, 1991 Lead
Hidden ?Jul, 1990 AltLd O/S
Robmwatt ??, 1988 -
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