Rockfax Description
II, 50m, 30 minutes. A fun little route which rewards your efforts of walking all the way up the Glacier du Tour with some spectacular views into the Valais Alps of Switzerland. Climb the 30 degree snow slope and then follow the easy but fun rocky ridge to the summit.
Descent - Reverse the route to reach the Glacier du Tour. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Short gentle snow slope and brief easy rock section passing a towering gendarme en route to the summit.

E. Dufour & H.R. Whitehouse with Henri Copt 16/Aug/1876

Ticklists: Rosie's Broken Alpine Dreaming.

joe_lancs 11/Sep/17 -

from Le Tour

Nathan2013 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S

A small reward for the slog up the glacier, worth it for the Views from the top though. Glacier getting difficult to cross.

with Emma
Hidden 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S
philmitch 29/Jun/17 Solo O/S

Looking bare, mostly hard ice.

Bargate_Champ 21/Jun/17 2nd
RhysRolfe 17/Jun/17 -
with Lucy H
Lucy Honychurch 17/Jun/17 -
AliceOstrich 08/Jun/17 2nd
with Rob
Roberttaylor ?/Jun/17 Lead


Conor McNamara ??/2017 -
deandarvill 30/Aug/16 -

combined with Tete Blanche

with Ian Wilson
petermcmichael92 11/Aug/16 AltLd
c357 10/Aug/16 -
adam001 25/Jul/16 AltLd

Completed after NE ridge of tete blanche then abbed off the col. Kept right on the crest to make the climbing a bit harder as opposed to the normal skirt round the right (north)

Storme 09/Jul/16 2nd

Followed on from Tete Blanche. Fun section of scrambling.

with Jake Richardson, Hamish Crackett
Steve Kempley 06/Jul/16 AltLd
with Bill, Gus
birchfish 03/Jul/16 -
nelstrop 01/Jul/16 -

Moved together throughout

with Philippa hill, Matt ringrose
Jake397 ?/Jul/16 -
with Hamish, Storme England
ThomasO'Hagan ?/Jul/16 -
with Alek, Rose Long, Micheál Murphy
jhobbs 27/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Ian Stirrups 22/Jun/16 -
with Alex Crow, Jess, Sue
A Jackson 18/Aug/15 -
eoinb ?/Aug/15 -
huwmjames 07/Jul/15 2nd
with tipsy
Hidden 07/Jul/15 Lead
John1458 01/Jul/15 -

Link from Tete Blanche

Sam Hunt 01/Jul/15 Solo O/S
GregJones17 01/Jul/15 Solo O/S

Second route following north face of the tete Blanche

Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
adam001 18/Jun/15 Lead

Completed after North face of tete blanche then abb off the col after building buried anchor (first in season)

Dale Finnie ??/2015 AltLd
lanky and weak 08/Sep/14 -
with Jason King
HP9 01/Sep/14 -
Katie S 31/Aug/14 Solo
Matt Schwarz 31/Aug/14 Solo O/S

link on from tete blanche

with katie
Pete23 25/Aug/14 Solo
Bristol_Quornstar 31/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Dave Willey, Tal Niv
crabtreer 28/Jul/14 -
with Swampy
Ewanski 20/Jun/14 -
A Jackson 22/Aug/13 -
justaddpowder 15/Aug/13 Lead

[Cont. From Tete] Left Caroline on ridge and moved together at pace up snow slope to rock scramble. Less snow than last year. Looked at Frobes Arete longingly. Moved together back to Bivi and decided as a group to head back down. Caroline made good pace to cable car station. 3520m PD (I) 120m

Hidden 05/Aug/13 -
betathief 22/Jul/13 -
Mikejamoon 22/Jul/13 -
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Strachan 05/Jul/13 -

With North Face of the Tete Blanche.

Hidden 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
frotveit 02/Jul/13 Solo
The Patriot 24/Jun/13 -

Easy scramble to summit with Steve Tonge . This was up the Petite Fourche.

alexm198 23/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Clara Horswell
rpinto 15/Jun/13 -
tsjarvis91 15/Jun/13 Solo
murray ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ryan, Rob
reima 25/Apr/13 -
with Mikko K, Ane
Hidden ?/Sep/12 Solo O/S
timofy ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Jim Brownlow 21/Aug/12 AltLd
Sietse 04/Aug/12 -
JanBella 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Bruce S 13/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/12 Lead O/S
sjbrook 09/Jul/12 -
with PMC
Dave Richards 09/Jul/12 -
steveprice.exmouth 03/Jul/12 Solo
ladymuck 03/Jul/12 2nd O/S

On Conville Course

Steve Woollard 03/Jul/12 Solo
efetunc ?/Jul/12 AltLd

Crossed onto the Trient Glacier via Cold du Midi with the intention to climb Aiguille du Tour. The cloud cover forced us to go back onto Le Tour Glacier through Col Superieur du Tour. As we crossed the weather improved so we aimed at Petit Fourche.

with Rafal Malczyk
JenEvans ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/12 2nd
jon_ridley 27/Jun/12 AltLd
Webster 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

first alpine peak, moved together

Huw Mithan 27/Jun/12 AltLd
with Tom Carrick, Mark Madge
becoming-stranger 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Emily Cropton 27/Jun/12 AltLd
Ragingpossum 26/Jun/12 Solo
with steve carratt, R_W_M, harry kingston
Mike Hood 16/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 -
tmather ?/Jun/12 -
with George King, Samuel Chessell
gingerking ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
ian.ross.bnc ?/Jun/12 -
cmars89 27/Aug/11 -
with Pete Duckworth, Sam duckworth
Binder 17/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/11 -
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
jack.williams1 15/Jul/11 -
TimPerkin 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Nick King, Derek Buckle
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Matt Reed 27/Jun/11 -
jac00 18/Jun/11 -
with Tom
tomtom89 ?/Jun/11 -
Hidden ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
r_o_b_h2 ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 20/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Katie Main
Phil Jennings 20/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead rpt
CWMulcahy 28/Jul/10 -

From Albert Premier hut, via base of Aiguille du Chardonnet.

augustus trout 27/Jul/10 Solo
Ly-Cilph 15/Jul/10 AltLd

Guidebook said it was a PD-

with Clare A
baldie_chick 15/Jul/10 AltLd
with kidB
industrialiceman 04/Jul/10 -
JasRY 01/Jul/10 2nd
with conville
Andy DB 08/Jun/10 -
with James B
barney800 08/Jun/10 -

After north face of Tete Blanche.

Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd
D.Andrew 12/Sep/09 AltLd
colin fagan 07/Sep/09 -
EddieA 11/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Walked up from Tour village via Albert 1 hut in the morning so this was a post-lunch ascent, with descent via summit of Tete Blanche. Perfect conditions all day. Bivouaced near Albert 1 hut and climbed the Auguille du Tour the next morning

Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/09 2nd
Ollie B 09/Jul/09 -

as part of a link-up with Table couloir, this, and tete blanche e.ridge (6hours hut-to-hut in soft snow)

with J.Monypenny
Hidden 07/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Phil Jennings 03/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Em66 03/Jul/09 -
with Conville
Hidden 03/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd
lazyhopkins 03/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with David Thomson; Michael McKensey; Brendan O'Mahoney
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd
vincentvega 18/Jul/08 Lead
with mike smith
Hidden 16/Jul/08 AltLd
DavidR 16/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
m1ke_smith ?/Jul/08 -
with Allan Robb
Mr. K 18/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Guided ascent.

with Ric Potter, Beth Flatres
kingjam ??/2008 -
with Guide
nickdonohue ?/Sep/07 -

Combined this after an ascent of the N face of the Tete Blanche

with Colin Morrison
ellentaylor 27/Jul/07 -
Hidden 26/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/07 -
Jamie Light 25/Jul/07 -
DaveLeonard ?/Jul/07 -
Hidden 25/Jun/07 2nd
Andy Hewison ?/Sep/06 -

Moving together, alpine style

Watty 29/Jun/06 2nd
with Mark & A.Watt
PanzerHanzler 09/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Richard, Thomas Merkel
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
Tubroos! ?/Aug/03 -

Descent after generally scrambling up the face a little further around on the west side.

with Kate Lloyd
Hidden ?/Jul/02 Lead
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