Rockfax Description
II, 215m. Although the crux can be circumnavigated by a quick pull on the fixed rope, there is still plenty of challenging climbing up this stunning line. The route can be identified by a rusty sign at the foot of the first pitch.
1) 6a+, 45m. A sustained and technical wall.
2) 6b, 40m. More of the same, just harder and steeper!
3) 6b+, 30m. Climb the left-facing corner before stepping right onto the wall. The toughest moves are saved until the end.
4) 6c or 6a/A0, 50m. Traverse to the left to reach a corner (6c or a fixed rope for 4m - check rope for wear). Continue up the wall on good holds.
5) 5c, 50m. An easier pitch, following the ridge. There can be lichen on this pitch so don't drop your guard! Be aware of potential loose blocks. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Lovely five pitch climb at Brevent left of the Frison Roche. Bolted all the way, and with solid double-bolted belays. A little run-out and some loose rock, but excellent and very sustained climbing. 250m: 6a+, 6a+, 6a+, 6b, 5c.

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

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
adamsriches 11 Aug AltLd O/S Lead P2, P3 and P4. Really nice climbing.
with Holly
Lead P2, P3 and P4. Really nice climbing.
with Holly
Kike Kikon 19 Jul AltLd O/S First route of the day. Led P2 and P4. Lovely route. The fixed rope on the 6c is pretty annoying and confusing. Avec Elsa
First route of the day. Led P2 and P4. Lovely route. The fixed rope on the 6c is pretty annoying and confusing. Avec Elsa
Hidden 17 Jul AltLd O/S
themattyshep 1 Jul AltLd O/S All pitches free even the corner, I lead P2 and 4 Theo did P1,3,5
with tghayne
All pitches free even the corner, I lead P2 and 4 Theo did P1,3,5
with tghayne
sroelants ?? AltLd O/S
scarmichael 14 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead P2,3,4 Excellent route, thought it climbed better over than la fin du babylon.
with Simon , Richard Franklyn
Lead P2,3,4 Excellent route, thought it climbed better over than la fin du babylon.
with Simon , Richard Franklyn
Hidden 14 Sep, 2018 AltLd
Tom Seccombe 10 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Blackcountrybill 3 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Yarded on the rope at the crux because we couldn't feel our fingers.
Yarded on the rope at the crux because we couldn't feel our fingers.
mic.snow 19 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 1, 3, 4 and got everything free, including the 6c traverse which is really just one delicate move. Quite annoying to have that fixed rope there as it's really in the way and the moves are not so hard. I found it best to pass under it twice. Double check your rope for unnecessary drag before you continue up after the traverse! Super nice pitches, especially 2 and 3. After the 6b-ish part on pitch 4, it's jugs all the way to the lift :)
with Anna
Lead pitch 1, 3, 4 and got everything free, including the 6c traverse which is really just one delicate move. Quite annoying to have that fixed rope there as it's really in the way and the moves are not so hard. I found it best to pass under it twice. Double check your rope for unnecessary drag before you continue up after the traverse! Super nice pitches, especially 2 and 3. After the 6b-ish part on pitch 4, it's jugs all the way to the lift :)
with Anna
Hidden 9 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Wizzy 9 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S All free. Started raining as Paddy finished Crux pitch. Pitch 2 (6b) and 3 (6b+) we’re particularly good. Le Fin de Babylone was the better route
All free. Started raining as Paddy finished Crux pitch. Pitch 2 (6b) and 3 (6b+) we’re particularly good. Le Fin de Babylone was the better route
Seán Fortune 8 Aug, 2018 AltLd dog Led 2&4. Found the 6c section grand with the fixed rope being the biggest issue! Thought getting established after the traverse was harder and fell off there. Great route!
Led 2&4. Found the 6c section grand with the fixed rope being the biggest issue! Thought getting established after the traverse was harder and fell off there. Great route!
davkeo 8 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt
Hidden 8 Aug, 2018 AltLd
Paul Collins 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd
EoghanCun 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Aug, 2018 AltLd RP
Hidden ?Aug, 2018 AltLd
LucaC 31 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S P2,4. Did the wierd corner pitch free.
with Bede
P2,4. Did the wierd corner pitch free.
with Bede
treesrockice 31 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S P 1, 3 &5 all free. Had to 'fall' across the gap crux on P4 on second fairly cheffed to have not fallen off! Came pretty close on the crux of P3 too! 2.5hrs
with LucaC
P 1, 3 &5 all free. Had to 'fall' across the gap crux on P4 on second fairly cheffed to have not fallen off! Came pretty close on the crux of P3 too! 2.5hrs
with LucaC
HeatherF 25 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
nathanlee 25 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Did half of this and half of the one to it’s right. Got soaked high up but luckily it abated. Nice enough route
Did half of this and half of the one to it’s right. Got soaked high up but luckily it abated. Nice enough route
Theeni 22 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with kenneM
with kenneM
kenneM 22 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Sustained and brilliant !
with Theeni
Sustained and brilliant !
with Theeni
Hidden 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd
chiverstom 2 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
ambrooker 2 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S I led first 2 pitches, Tom led the rest
I led first 2 pitches, Tom led the rest
Ian Carr 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd
with John C
with John C
James Thacker ??, 2018 -
jakeepictv 4 Sep, 2017 -
Hidden 22 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Ulgrid 22 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Adamski1986 14 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
seanhendo123 14 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt
08nbrierley 14 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Lead crux pitch free. Lovely route
Lead crux pitch free. Lovely route
Hidden 9 Aug, 2017 Lead
Jamie Skelton 8 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Jack Morris
with Jack Morris
Davidmcneill125 5 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
hetty.key 30 Jul, 2017 2nd dnf Ran away from a massive thunder storm!
Ran away from a massive thunder storm!
Maz J 26 Jul, 2017 AltLd Lead pitch 1 and 5.
with Simon Jones
Lead pitch 1 and 5.
with Simon Jones
Hidden 23 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Lakesben 22 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Wojciech
with Wojciech
Hidden 19 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt
seanhendo123 19 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Amazing sustained climbing with only the fifth pitch being easier.....lead p's2&4 freeing the crux 6c(+?) step, great day
with Tim
Amazing sustained climbing with only the fifth pitch being easier.....lead p's2&4 freeing the crux 6c(+?) step, great day
with Tim
ConorWalter 16 Jul, 2017 AltLd First Multi-pitch of the Summer. Unreal last pitch! Topped out to sunset !
with Culann
First Multi-pitch of the Summer. Unreal last pitch! Topped out to sunset !
with Culann
jakeubc ?Jul, 2017 AltLd
DaveThexton ?May, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Jake
with Jake
Culann ??, 2017 Lead
Paul Collins ??, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 31 Aug, 2016 AltLd dnf
Chuck 28 Aug, 2016 AltLd Cedric led all the hard pitches. Bit of drizzle/snow
with Cedric Undritz
Cedric led all the hard pitches. Bit of drizzle/snow
with Cedric Undritz
jezb1 26 Aug, 2016 AltLd
MSchobitz 21 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Led crux free. Once again a great route on the Brevent!
with Robert W.
Led crux free. Once again a great route on the Brevent!
with Robert W.
Hidden 21 Aug, 2016 AltLd dnf
Aminious 19 Aug, 2016 AltLd dog
with Jonny livesey
with Jonny livesey
metrorat 19 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1,3,& 4. Freed the '6c+' section with the fixed rope getting in the way. Probably 6b+. Amy took a right whipper leading pitch 2. Pitches are long and very sustained. The rock is of a completely different character to to Frison Roche round the corner which we also did today. Spectacular day out :)
with Amy Wight
Lead pitches 1,3,& 4. Freed the '6c+' section with the fixed rope getting in the way. Probably 6b+. Amy took a right whipper leading pitch 2. Pitches are long and very sustained. The rock is of a completely different character to to Frison Roche round the corner which we also did today. Spectacular day out :)
with Amy Wight
w-watson 11 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
davkeo 7 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S 5 pitches. Traverse went free and didn't feel 6c+. Some tricky moves throughout. Rock also hard to read at times. Very enjoyable climbing.
with Rowan Kavanagh
5 pitches. Traverse went free and didn't feel 6c+. Some tricky moves throughout. Rock also hard to read at times. Very enjoyable climbing.
with Rowan Kavanagh
stanleynkk 2 Aug, 2016 2nd
Richard Kendrick 2 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Nemmie ?Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
james n 22 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Benjaminblanc 22 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with James Norris
with James Norris
spragglerocks 21 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Led p2. Only did first two pitches, too hot and not enough time before the last lift due to a late start.
with j_duds
Led p2. Only did first two pitches, too hot and not enough time before the last lift due to a late start.
with j_duds
Hidden 21 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
niallsash 7 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with kdo
with kdo
bencoope 24 Jun, 2016 -
harry_lewis 24 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Ben Coope, Matt Harmon
with Ben Coope, Matt Harmon
Matt Harmon 24 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S led top pitch, good sustained climbing all the way
led top pitch, good sustained climbing all the way
walts4 ??, 2016 -
DigitalSteak 6 Nov, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 20 Sep, 2015 AltLd
Fraser hill-casey 1 Sep, 2015 AltLd dnf Had to back off as my partner was not having a good day.
with evenL
Had to back off as my partner was not having a good day.
with evenL
MrRiley 29 Aug, 2015 AltLd dnf Utterly desperate in the heat but definitely bit off more than we could chew with this one!
with Debbie Lee, Mark Reid
Utterly desperate in the heat but definitely bit off more than we could chew with this one!
with Debbie Lee, Mark Reid
Debbie Lee 29 Aug, 2015 AltLd dnf Bailed at the bulge on pitch 3. Until then the climbing just gets harder! Scorching weather didn't help but the route proved too much for the first one of our trip!
with Mark Reid, MrRiley
Bailed at the bulge on pitch 3. Until then the climbing just gets harder! Scorching weather didn't help but the route proved too much for the first one of our trip!
with Mark Reid, MrRiley
QuentinSu 28 Aug, 2015 Lead G/U
steve_gibbs 13 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
with zcsharp
with zcsharp
zcsharp 13 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd
catrin289 7 Aug, 2015 2nd
Liam Ingram 7 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Used fixed rope (which is knackered). P3 easily 6b+.
Used fixed rope (which is knackered). P3 easily 6b+.
Roberttaylor 7 Aug, 2015 AltLd Yarded on the fixed rope
Yarded on the fixed rope
Hidden 6 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Palindrome 6 Aug, 2015 2nd Used aid gear at crux.
Used aid gear at crux.
Stoney Boy 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Good day out in the mist.
with Uli
Good day out in the mist.
with Uli
Hidden 23 Jul, 2015 2nd
dan-8990 14 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
with PF
with PF
Hidden 10 Jul, 2015 AltLd dog
buzby78 9 Jul, 2015 AltLd
with Jess
with Jess
LardClimber 28 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Nic Dynes
with Nic Dynes
Hidden 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2014 AltLd
jonnyboy ?Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with JR
with JR
Hidden 30 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
simondunf 30 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S lovely long pitches, stunning route
with caspar
lovely long pitches, stunning route
with caspar
James W 15 Aug, 2014 2nd
with Mark Thomas
with Mark Thomas
prcleary ?Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Yuki
with Yuki
Hidden 31 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 28 Jul, 2014 AltLd dog
jimmatthews 19 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Tidy
Tidy
Hidden 19 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 15 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
stanleynkk ?Jul, 2014 AltLd The crux pitch is a bit harder than the suggested grade
with Micheal Haywood
The crux pitch is a bit harder than the suggested grade
with Micheal Haywood
McGuinness 26 Jun, 2014 -
with Steve
with Steve
Pete Houghton 24 Jun, 2014 AltLd
slawosz 14 Jun, 2014 2nd dog Quite steep ;)
Quite steep ;)
Hidden 21 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
John Carney 21 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Peter Vaas
with Peter Vaas
Hidden 30 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
DaveMo 30 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
with wilbobaggins, Jan
with wilbobaggins, Jan
Hidden 23 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
mux 17 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S Great Route
with frost
Great Route
with frost
frost 17 Aug, 2013 AltLd
with D Garry
with D Garry
mcgovern ?Aug, 2013 AltLd
TommyMcG ?Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 30 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Brillant route.
Brillant route.
r_o_b_h2 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd Great route and great rock, watch out for rockfall coming from muppets at the top and dont climb with a heavy bag!
with Nik Goile
Great route and great rock, watch out for rockfall coming from muppets at the top and dont climb with a heavy bag!
with Nik Goile
Hidden 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 AltLd
Chris Sansum 21 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Really nice route, worth spending the previous day walking up to (equivalent height gain to climbing Ben Nevis!) and biviing (the lifts were closed at this time of year)!
Really nice route, worth spending the previous day walking up to (equivalent height gain to climbing Ben Nevis!) and biviing (the lifts were closed at this time of year)!
Hidden 9 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Danjones 27 Jul, 2012 AltLd dog Rested on first pitch, steep exposed climbing. Led last pitch.
with dan ely, Steve Keys
Rested on first pitch, steep exposed climbing. Led last pitch.
with dan ely, Steve Keys
dan ely 26 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with steve, danjonesukc
with steve, danjonesukc
Ben Briggs 25 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Khrisna
with Khrisna
Hidden 24 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Coops_13 17 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
thetradlad 17 Jul, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 9 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Ewan Russell 3 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S 2, 4 all free. 6c seemed generous for the start of pitch four.
2, 4 all free. 6c seemed generous for the start of pitch four.
Rockley 3 Jul, 2012 AltLd
hilty ?Jul, 2012 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2012 -
Tom Campbell ?Jul, 2012 -
conorjclarke 23 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S led the even pitches -- the 'magnificent slab' and the weird aid/tyrolean pitch. the magnificent slab is truly magnificent and the rope drag is killer on the aid pitch. ran out of draws, got hit by a rock -- a great adventure all things considered. we thought this climb to be much better than frison-roche.
with Neal Gupta
led the even pitches -- the 'magnificent slab' and the weird aid/tyrolean pitch. the magnificent slab is truly magnificent and the rope drag is killer on the aid pitch. ran out of draws, got hit by a rock -- a great adventure all things considered. we thought this climb to be much better than frison-roche.
with Neal Gupta
Hidden ?Jun, 2012 -
Hidden 16 Sep, 2011 Lead dnf
jonnie3430 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Rained after the first pitch, did the aid section free, which is about 6b, not 6c and the rope gets properly tangled in your legs. Over equipped in my opinion, the rope should not be there.
with Joe
Rained after the first pitch, did the aid section free, which is about 6b, not 6c and the rope gets properly tangled in your legs. Over equipped in my opinion, the rope should not be there.
with Joe
Hidden 2 Aug, 2011 AltLd
Ross Davidson 2 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Awesome route. Managed to climb all the hard pitches but had to rest once on the juggier 6a terrain near the top due to being well and truly knackered. Happy to onsight all the crux pitches though and even happier that we managed to catch the last lift down. Caspian absolutely cacked himself on his lead
with Caspar
Awesome route. Managed to climb all the hard pitches but had to rest once on the juggier 6a terrain near the top due to being well and truly knackered. Happy to onsight all the crux pitches though and even happier that we managed to catch the last lift down. Caspian absolutely cacked himself on his lead
with Caspar
Hidden 15 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2011 2nd
Jack Loftus 10 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 10 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Kris ??, 2011 AltLd
Lunar25 6 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Ed F
with Ed F
Hidden 6 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Sep, 2010 Lead
liz j 5 Sep, 2010 -
with Souljah, Matt Dickinson
with Souljah, Matt Dickinson
Souljah 5 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S Climbed free without the aid. A superb route
with Matt dickinson and Liz
Climbed free without the aid. A superb route
with Matt dickinson and Liz
Hidden 6 Aug, 2010 2nd dnf
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 -
Dave Rumney 10 Jul, 2010 AltLd
with Tanya Milner
with Tanya Milner
AnnaBacklund ?Jul, 2010 2nd
Brian Birtle 18 Aug, 2006 2nd dog
with Yoshi and Swedish Tomas
with Yoshi and Swedish Tomas
heidimountaingirl ?Aug, 2006 - great and beautiful climb- loose rock though, top pitch was easiest and very climbing wall feeling- many holds but some are more useful than others, allowing for your own personal style. fun and airy tyrolean style short rope section through corner- hardest section just passing through roof but there is a bolt if you want to french free -very very pretty but be aware of the loose rock.
with Kenton Cool and Guy Willett
great and beautiful climb- loose rock though, top pitch was easiest and very climbing wall feeling- many holds but some are more useful than others, allowing for your own personal style. fun and airy tyrolean style short rope section through corner- hardest section just passing through roof but there is a bolt if you want to french free -very very pretty but be aware of the loose rock.
with Kenton Cool and Guy Willett
Andy Lagan ?Aug, 2006 AltLd
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