320m, 12 pitches. 1st part: 5a,5c,6a,4c,6a,4c,5b,4a
2nd part: 5a,5c,4b,5b

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

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Webster 16 Jul Show βeta
βeta: hardest pitch is 5b+ in the laroche and Lelong guidebook and that feels about right. the route is pretty sustained at mid 5 but there is no grade 6 climbing. minimum of 50m absails are needed
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βeta: hardest pitch is 5b+ in the laroche and Lelong guidebook and that feels about right. the route is pretty sustained at mid 5 but there is no grade 6 climbing. minimum of 50m absails are needed
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QuentinSu 19 Sep Lead O/S
Webster 11 Sep AltLd rpt
andyclimber 1 Aug AltLd O/S Another great route. Spoke to some french climbers who said that the 2nd pitch was the hardest at 5c+. With the pitches listed as 6a actually being 5c. This seemed about right based on what we encountered. Lead 4th, 6th and 8th pitches.
Another great route. Spoke to some french climbers who said that the 2nd pitch was the hardest at 5c+. With the pitches listed as 6a actually being 5c. This seemed about right based on what we encountered. Lead 4th, 6th and 8th pitches.
Lumbering Oaf 1 Aug AltLd O/S Great route. Also felt that hardest climbing is around 5c. Did the continuation to the top. 6 or 7 abseils back down. Took 6 or 7 hours in all.
with Alex Shipp
Great route. Also felt that hardest climbing is around 5c. Did the continuation to the top. 6 or 7 abseils back down. Took 6 or 7 hours in all.
with Alex Shipp
Hidden ?Aug AltLd
karol_murray 21 Jul AltLd O/S Did 6a pitch on other route & traversed over to 5b pitch. I lead this pitch also. Colm lead the 6a above. Brilliant climbing. We abbed off from there to catch the last train. Fantastic setting
with Colm Peppard
Did 6a pitch on other route & traversed over to 5b pitch. I lead this pitch also. Colm lead the 6a above. Brilliant climbing. We abbed off from there to catch the last train. Fantastic setting
with Colm Peppard
Webster 15 Jul Lead lower part only. excellent climbing throughout with continued interest on all pitches. take twin ropes as a 60m single wont get you down safely! we only wore sandels for the approach but slightly regretted it for the final section of bushwhacking!
lower part only. excellent climbing throughout with continued interest on all pitches. take twin ropes as a 60m single wont get you down safely! we only wore sandels for the approach but slightly regretted it for the final section of bushwhacking!
Hidden 1 Jul -
Will Miles 27 Jun AltLd O/S
with Niamh H
with Niamh H
Hidden ?Jun AltLd
ccjhs1824 19 Sep, 2018 2nd lead one 4c pitch
with hanna schmid / valentin sylvoz
lead one 4c pitch
with hanna schmid / valentin sylvoz
Hidden ?Sep, 2018 AltLd
NickJH 24 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Andy Dunhill
with Andy Dunhill
Si 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd First two pitches of the left hand line then onto this. They were definitely 6a+. Very pleasant second half of the first half!
First two pitches of the left hand line then onto this. They were definitely 6a+. Very pleasant second half of the first half!
spidey 21 Sep, 2017 Lead Rope Solo on my birthday first 5 pitches
Rope Solo on my birthday first 5 pitches
my 8 Sep, 2017 2nd
Hidden 8 Sep, 2017 Lead dnf
Chuck 30 Aug, 2017 AltLd Upper section not done
with Ellie Martin
Upper section not done
with Ellie Martin
ThomN ?Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Did the first 3 pitches of the route to left left by accident, probably around 6a-6b, nice climbing. Rest of the actual route was pleasant, despite being a bit damp.
with Sophie
Did the first 3 pitches of the route to left left by accident, probably around 6a-6b, nice climbing. Rest of the actual route was pleasant, despite being a bit damp.
with Sophie
JRJG 6 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Shep
with Shep
mattwjones ?Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Jacob Shepperd, JRJG, Anthony Moon
with Jacob Shepperd, JRJG, Anthony Moon
Roberttaylor 13 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S I led 1-3, Jamie led 4-6, Conor led 7 then we abbes off as the rest didn't seem that worthwhile. Superb day out.
I led 1-3, Jamie led 4-6, Conor led 7 then we abbes off as the rest didn't seem that worthwhile. Superb day out.
Hidden ?Jun, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 27 May, 2017 AltLd
Petarghh 9 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
YellowFellow 9 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S 8 pitches. The last part was wet.
8 pitches. The last part was wet.
mic.snow 8 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Marq 2 Aug, 2016 Lead dnf Got up to p6 before backing off due to dampness
with Vicky L
Got up to p6 before backing off due to dampness
with Vicky L
Hidden 2 Aug, 2016 2nd dog
spragglerocks 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with j_duds
with j_duds
Hidden 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
wobrotson 29 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S excellent long day out in lovely weather, easily done in big boots or approach shoes. great rock - shame about the small river flowing down bits of the climb. no cable car etc so easy cheap access - a must if in the area.
with Peachey
excellent long day out in lovely weather, easily done in big boots or approach shoes. great rock - shame about the small river flowing down bits of the climb. no cable car etc so easy cheap access - a must if in the area.
with Peachey
Hidden 16 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Rob84 29 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Rob Adie, TimAshlin
with Rob Adie, TimAshlin
Hidden 29 Jun, 2016 -
CameronC 23 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Only made 4 pitches, 2nd multipitch ever
with Olly H
Only made 4 pitches, 2nd multipitch ever
with Olly H
themattyshep 22 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Got to pitch 7 and didn't bother with pitch 8 as grassy and muddy
Got to pitch 7 and didn't bother with pitch 8 as grassy and muddy
Rob_Morris1996 22 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Our first route in the Alps, a great slab route which was a long day out. We only did the first 7 pitches, as had a late start after travelling and the 8th was described as muddy and grassy. Very wet in places, which meant we stayed nice and hydrated, as you could just suck the water off the rock.
Our first route in the Alps, a great slab route which was a long day out. We only did the first 7 pitches, as had a late start after travelling and the 8th was described as muddy and grassy. Very wet in places, which meant we stayed nice and hydrated, as you could just suck the water off the rock.
Hidden 12 Sep, 2015 AltLd rpt
mcaterina 30 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with tradguy
with tradguy
tradguy 30 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
evenL 23 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Fraser hill-casey 23 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Good Fun!
with evenL
Good Fun!
with evenL
jdgaventa 31 Jul, 2015 AltLd
chapmand 27 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
abbeywall 25 Jul, 2015 AltLd Led 2, 3, 5 of the first half and p1 of the route on the left which isn't in the guidebook! Tricky long delicate pitch. The new route is going to be 6b+ in the upper pitches when finished. Like another party two local French folk had started up this first and told us it was l'ile so we didn't look further. This is a new route that was getting cleaned later in the day. P1 felt the hardest of the day! Grade not right for proper climb. Lovely climbing but more like 5b/5C. P2 probably hardest. Watch for rope drag. A long pitch
with K
Led 2, 3, 5 of the first half and p1 of the route on the left which isn't in the guidebook! Tricky long delicate pitch. The new route is going to be 6b+ in the upper pitches when finished. Like another party two local French folk had started up this first and told us it was l'ile so we didn't look further. This is a new route that was getting cleaned later in the day. P1 felt the hardest of the day! Grade not right for proper climb. Lovely climbing but more like 5b/5C. P2 probably hardest. Watch for rope drag. A long pitch
with K
davidswannn 22 Jul, 2015 AltLd
Colin Scotchford 21 Jul, 2015 AltLd
joeallen28 17 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Awesome route, great day out. Down in my guide book as alpine grade 5b. Brilliant climbing, never too hard and always enjoyable. Loads of bolts and well equipped ab stations. Lot of traffic on route but still enjoyable. Did first 7 pitches, didn't bother with 8th as very easy and grassy. Just made it back to the bottom before it rained.
Awesome route, great day out. Down in my guide book as alpine grade 5b. Brilliant climbing, never too hard and always enjoyable. Loads of bolts and well equipped ab stations. Lot of traffic on route but still enjoyable. Did first 7 pitches, didn't bother with 8th as very easy and grassy. Just made it back to the bottom before it rained.
Laramadness 5 Jul, 2015 AltLd dnf Started up the wrong route - though there is only one route in the guide, there is in fact another line to the left. In mitigation, a French party set of ahead, and everyone's boots were at the foot of this start! The route actually starts up a slight scramble further right, up a huge flake feature. No wonder the first pitch felt hard for 5a, the second tough too, and the third prompted a retreat and traverse along the grassy ledge to the route proper! Led pitches 3, 5, both apparently 5c+/6a but feeling very, very easy now on the right route. Abbed off from top of 5th pitch and had a beer!
Started up the wrong route - though there is only one route in the guide, there is in fact another line to the left. In mitigation, a French party set of ahead, and everyone's boots were at the foot of this start! The route actually starts up a slight scramble further right, up a huge flake feature. No wonder the first pitch felt hard for 5a, the second tough too, and the third prompted a retreat and traverse along the grassy ledge to the route proper! Led pitches 3, 5, both apparently 5c+/6a but feeling very, very easy now on the right route. Abbed off from top of 5th pitch and had a beer!
s1362083 5 Jul, 2015 AltLd dog
OutdoorGirl 5 Jul, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 4 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
JimboWizbo 8 Jun, 2015 AltLd To find this route you have to follow the river for quite a way, and stay on the left bank. After about 40minutes you come across a bridge, to the left is a small rock with a red 16 painted on it (I'll add a photo). At the start of the trail you'll see a large rock with a red 16 painted on it, ignore it! Great climbing on solid rock, some top pitches. Unfortunately the 6a pitches are artificial (drilled hand holds). You can ab to the bottom from r2 with 60m ropes. Didn't do the last 4 pitches due to the incoming storm, very wet abseiling again.
with BCT
To find this route you have to follow the river for quite a way, and stay on the left bank. After about 40minutes you come across a bridge, to the left is a small rock with a red 16 painted on it (I'll add a photo). At the start of the trail you'll see a large rock with a red 16 painted on it, ignore it! Great climbing on solid rock, some top pitches. Unfortunately the 6a pitches are artificial (drilled hand holds). You can ab to the bottom from r2 with 60m ropes. Didn't do the last 4 pitches due to the incoming storm, very wet abseiling again.
with BCT
Hidden 8 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
pankoman ??, 2015 -
Callum Smith 21 Aug, 2014 AltLd Super, tad wet.
Super, tad wet.
K Farrell 19 Jul, 2014 AltLd Very nice climbing!
with Ed Poulter
Very nice climbing!
with Ed Poulter
winter hill1 24 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Ali D 11 Jun, 2014 AltLd Got absolutely pelted by rain and hail on the abbs
with zcsharp
Got absolutely pelted by rain and hail on the abbs
with zcsharp
zcsharp 11 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Really lovely climbing, even if it was wet. On the ab down the heavens decided to open above us and pelt us with hail while the route quickly turned into a waterfall.
with Al
Really lovely climbing, even if it was wet. On the ab down the heavens decided to open above us and pelt us with hail while the route quickly turned into a waterfall.
with Al
Hidden 7 Oct, 2013 AltLd
Grant Fulton 28 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden 28 Jun, 2013 2nd
Naomi Havercroft 28 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Grant Fulton, Charlotte Edwards
with Grant Fulton, Charlotte Edwards
pffft 27 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S I lead 1, 3, 5 and 7. Pitch 5 was running with water, but found a way around. Awesome good fun! Though a long abseil back down!
with Jojo Mills
I lead 1, 3, 5 and 7. Pitch 5 was running with water, but found a way around. Awesome good fun! Though a long abseil back down!
with Jojo Mills
thomaspomfrett 19 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S I lead p1,3,5,8. P5 was dripping with water and pretty tenuous
with Sam Thomas
I lead p1,3,5,8. P5 was dripping with water and pretty tenuous
with Sam Thomas
Brian Pollock 13 Jun, 2013 AltLd Most pitches up to the middle grass/snow field were soaking with melt water. Had to aid 2nd pitch.
Most pitches up to the middle grass/snow field were soaking with melt water. Had to aid 2nd pitch.
rashwell ?Jun, 2013 AltLd
maria85 11 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Only up to P4 as the rain came... I led 1/2 (as one pitch), J got 3/4. Really nice climbing!
with Jules
Only up to P4 as the rain came... I led 1/2 (as one pitch), J got 3/4. Really nice climbing!
with Jules
RachelP 25 Aug, 2012 AltLd drilled holds made this 5c at the most
drilled holds made this 5c at the most
Hidden 18 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Lev 18 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Emma
with Emma
Hidden 16 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
LeadBalloon 14 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Mark led pitches 1, 3, 5 and 7 - I led 2,4,6 and 8 - didn't go further due to the shrubbery, had to rescue a royal marine on way down, ha ha.
Mark led pitches 1, 3, 5 and 7 - I led 2,4,6 and 8 - didn't go further due to the shrubbery, had to rescue a royal marine on way down, ha ha.
Hidden ?Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Glyn 27 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Super quick hit
with Trystan
Super quick hit
with Trystan
al99 20 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
martinazando 20 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
with al99
with al99
Hidden ?Aug, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
HimTiggins 7 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
with tebs
with tebs
Hidden 4 Jul, 2011 AltLd
kylieo 4 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with PhilR
with PhilR
martym 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Very nice generally. Weird to see about 5 chipped handholds which make it climbable at the grade, but so bizarre. The last stretch is definitely worth skipping. Had a horrible decent in the pouring rain - the top pitches are in a waterfall; the roaring river made communication a nightmare. Otherwise great day out.
Very nice generally. Weird to see about 5 chipped handholds which make it climbable at the grade, but so bizarre. The last stretch is definitely worth skipping. Had a horrible decent in the pouring rain - the top pitches are in a waterfall; the roaring river made communication a nightmare. Otherwise great day out.
Dave Rumney 2 Jul, 2011 AltLd Probably should have stopped after P7. P8-P10 involved easy climbing, wet rock and jungle bashing
with Tanya Milner
Probably should have stopped after P7. P8-P10 involved easy climbing, wet rock and jungle bashing
with Tanya Milner
Lawrie Brand 27 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Laing
with Sarah Laing
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Tim Sparrow ?Aug, 2010 -
with Geoff Thomas
with Geoff Thomas
Chris Sansum 24 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S Abandoned after P8 due to a sniff of rain (partner wanted to go down). Had probably completed the most interesting pitches anyway.
with ruaidh
Abandoned after P8 due to a sniff of rain (partner wanted to go down). Had probably completed the most interesting pitches anyway.
with ruaidh
Andy DB 6 Jun, 2010 AltLd
barney800 6 Jun, 2010 AltLd dog Lovely route in a fantastic setting. One point of aid to cross water hazard.
with Andy DB
Lovely route in a fantastic setting. One point of aid to cross water hazard.
with Andy DB
searla 20 Jul, 2009 -
with Rob Clark
with Rob Clark
Alan Scowcroft ??, 2009 AltLd Date uncertain ?
with Graeme Ettle
Date uncertain ?
with Graeme Ettle
badgerspoke 1 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Bev
with Bev
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
treehugger42 ?Jun, 2008 AltLd
with Greg K
with Greg K
spbond 12 Sep, 2007 AltLd rpt
with Dane
with Dane
spbond 15 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Dane
with Dane
stephmonks 12 Jul, 2006 - Really nice lower sections. The top bit (after the grassy slope) is not as good as the rest of the route - not really worth it unless you feel the need to complete the route!
Really nice lower sections. The top bit (after the grassy slope) is not as good as the rest of the route - not really worth it unless you feel the need to complete the route!
Somerset swede basher ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Rich Siddle
with Rich Siddle
jcw ??, 2005 -
with Alec McDonald
with Alec McDonald
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