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

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
mark dm 6 Sep -
John-Henry 16 Aug Lead
Street 31 Jul -
jjone797 29 Jul Lead O/S Had aimed for Aiguille du Tour but not found it, instead summited this and bivvied at the summit
Had aimed for Aiguille du Tour but not found it, instead summited this and bivvied at the summit
HWarder 23 Jul Lead First lead in Alps (second peak!) hard icy descent after climb, climbed in crampons!
with Chris Sloan, Jenny Mullan
First lead in Alps (second peak!) hard icy descent after climb, climbed in crampons!
with Chris Sloan, Jenny Mullan
jennym32 23 Jul Lead rpt Took Holly for her first alpine lead (with plenty of encouragement)
with chrissloan84, Holly Warder
Took Holly for her first alpine lead (with plenty of encouragement)
with chrissloan84, Holly Warder
chrissloan84 23 Jul 2nd
curon 23 Jul 2nd O/S
with HWarder
with HWarder
Caris Mcknight 18 Jul 2nd Guided by John Orr (along with 4 others) for my first alpine peak.
Guided by John Orr (along with 4 others) for my first alpine peak.
Hidden 5 Jul -
Natalie Dyer 5 Jul AltLd O/S
ben_st 5 Jul Lead Leading a roped team of three from the Albert Premier hut accompanied by a french guide. We joined the ridge by mixed terrain earlier from the south and descended the south face.
Leading a roped team of three from the Albert Premier hut accompanied by a french guide. We joined the ridge by mixed terrain earlier from the south and descended the south face.
Steven haywood 5 Jul AltLd
Aled Williams 24 Jun -
with Mary Eggins, Hero Pete
with Mary Eggins, Hero Pete
pancakeandchips 5 Sep, 2018 -
with Rosie
with Rosie
Lparkinson ?Sep, 2018 -
s_sheath ?Sep, 2018 -
JFT 23 Aug, 2018 Lead Going for NW ridge Tete Blanche but when seeing Col du Tour from a distance it did not look safely passable. Neither did descending the col between Tete Blance & Petit Fourche so took this route. Very good (albiet short lived) fun with some easy ice and mixed ground.
with Ben, Hawb
Going for NW ridge Tete Blanche but when seeing Col du Tour from a distance it did not look safely passable. Neither did descending the col between Tete Blance & Petit Fourche so took this route. Very good (albiet short lived) fun with some easy ice and mixed ground.
with Ben, Hawb
Hawb 23 Aug, 2018 2nd
with JFT
with JFT
Colinbissell 17 Aug, 2018 -
jonnygoldsbrough 3 Aug, 2018 2nd Lift assisted, UCPA trip
Lift assisted, UCPA trip
OG ?Aug, 2018 AltLd Missed the Col du Tour (we thought it’d have snow on it) and ended up here by mistake. Did an extra very loose scramble on the lower summit too and an exciting descent down the snow which turned out to be 40 degree ice in places. Most groups avoiding the snow altogether via lower summit Felt like PD as used hands a bit not just feet. Great views but a rather low climb/walk ratio!
with Rich
Missed the Col du Tour (we thought it’d have snow on it) and ended up here by mistake. Did an extra very loose scramble on the lower summit too and an exciting descent down the snow which turned out to be 40 degree ice in places. Most groups avoiding the snow altogether via lower summit Felt like PD as used hands a bit not just feet. Great views but a rather low climb/walk ratio!
with Rich
oli_f92 25 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
philippoc93 25 Jul, 2018 -
with Oli Flindall
with Oli Flindall
monkeyme2 19 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Annie
with Annie
chrissloan84 19 Jul, 2018 AltLd
jennym32 19 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
tradisrad 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Keith Lambley 2 Jul, 2018 -
with Kate R
with Kate R
Hidden 2 Jul, 2018 Lead
Strider42 ?Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
James Gordon ?Jul, 2018 -
Rob_Morris1996 22 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Low overnight cloud resulted in no freeze so we gave up on the Migot, used this as a time waster before returning to the bivvy & rationing our remaining food (and a trip down to the hut for a omelette & brownie). I recall having a nice hour or so nap on the summit in the sunshine.
Low overnight cloud resulted in no freeze so we gave up on the Migot, used this as a time waster before returning to the bivvy & rationing our remaining food (and a trip down to the hut for a omelette & brownie). I recall having a nice hour or so nap on the summit in the sunshine.
Mike Turner 22 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Keith Fisher
with Keith Fisher
steve_gibbs 22 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Rob Morris, Robbie Blease
with Rob Morris, Robbie Blease
Robbie Blease 22 Jun, 2018 AltLd After getting up at 1 am for migot, the snow wasn't soft enough, so did this a gap filler.
with Rob Morris, steve_gibbs
After getting up at 1 am for migot, the snow wasn't soft enough, so did this a gap filler.
with Rob Morris, steve_gibbs
Iain_L_32 18 Jun, 2018 -
Arthur Billaud 16 Jun, 2018 -
DaveLeonard 7 Jun, 2018 -
with Hollie Kirwan
with Hollie Kirwan
joe_lancs 11 Sep, 2017 - from Le Tour
from Le Tour
Nathan2013 15 Aug, 2017 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
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
E_Robbins 15 Aug, 2017 2nd
Matt Boyd 9 Jul, 2017 Solo
with Neil Dickson, Conor McNamara
with Neil Dickson, Conor McNamara
Conor McNamara 9 Jul, 2017 Solo
Hidden 9 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
philmitch 29 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S Looking bare, mostly hard ice.
Looking bare, mostly hard ice.
Bargate_Champ 21 Jun, 2017 2nd
RhysRolfe 17 Jun, 2017 -
Lucy Honychurch 17 Jun, 2017 -
AliceOstrich 8 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Rob
with Rob
Roberttaylor ?Jun, 2017 Lead Acclimatisation
Acclimatisation
Conor McNamara ??, 2017 -
deandarvill 30 Aug, 2016 - combined with Tete Blanche
with Ian Wilson
combined with Tete Blanche
with Ian Wilson
petermcmichael92 11 Aug, 2016 AltLd
c357 10 Aug, 2016 -
adam001 25 Jul, 2016 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)
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 9 Jul, 2016 2nd Followed on from Tete Blanche. Fun section of scrambling.
with Jake397, Hamish Crackett
Followed on from Tete Blanche. Fun section of scrambling.
with Jake397, Hamish Crackett
Steve Kempley 6 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Bill, Gus
with Bill, Gus
bfish 3 Jul, 2016 -
nelstrop 1 Jul, 2016 - Moved together throughout
with Philippa hill, Matt ringrose
Moved together throughout
with Philippa hill, Matt ringrose
Jake397 ?Jul, 2016 -
with Hamish, Storme England
with Hamish, Storme England
MichealMurphy ?Jul, 2016 -
ThomasO'Hagan ?Jul, 2016 -
with Alek, Rose Long, Micheál Murphy
with Alek, Rose Long, Micheál Murphy
jhobbs 27 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
Ian Stirrups 22 Jun, 2016 -
with Alex Crow, Jess, Sue
with Alex Crow, Jess, Sue
A Jackson 18 Aug, 2015 -
eoinb ?Aug, 2015 -
huwmjames 7 Jul, 2015 2nd
with tipsy
with tipsy
Hidden 7 Jul, 2015 Lead
John1458 1 Jul, 2015 - Link from Tete Blanche
Link from Tete Blanche
Sam Hunt 1 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S
GregJones17 1 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S Second route following north face of the tete Blanche
Second route following north face of the tete Blanche
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
adam001 18 Jun, 2015 Lead Completed after North face of tete blanche then abb off the col after building buried anchor (first in season)
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 8 Sep, 2014 -
with Jason King
with Jason King
HP9 1 Sep, 2014 -
Katie S 31 Aug, 2014 Solo
Matt Schwarz 31 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S link on from tete blanche
with Katie S
link on from tete blanche
with Katie S
Pete23 25 Aug, 2014 Solo
Bristol_Quornstar 31 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Dave Willey, Tal Niv
with Dave Willey, Tal Niv
crabtreer 28 Jul, 2014 -
Ewanski 20 Jun, 2014 -
A Jackson 22 Aug, 2013 -
justaddpowder 15 Aug, 2013 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
[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 5 Aug, 2013 -
betathief 22 Jul, 2013 -
Mikejamoon 22 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Strachan 5 Jul, 2013 - With North Face of the Tete Blanche.
With North Face of the Tete Blanche.
Hidden 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
frotveit 2 Jul, 2013 Solo
The Patriot 24 Jun, 2013 - Easy scramble to summit with Steve Tonge . This was up the Petite Fourche.
Easy scramble to summit with Steve Tonge . This was up the Petite Fourche.
alexm198 23 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Clara Horswell
with Clara Horswell
rpinto 15 Jun, 2013 -
tsjarvis91 15 Jun, 2013 Solo
with rpinto
with rpinto
murray ?Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Ryan, Rob
with Ryan, Rob
reima 25 Apr, 2013 -
with Mikko K, Ane
with Mikko K, Ane
Just Will ?Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
timofy ?Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Mr Sparkle 21 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Jim Brownlow 21 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Sietse 4 Aug, 2012 -
JanBella 17 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Bruce S 13 Jul, 2012 2nd
Hidden 13 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
sjbrook 9 Jul, 2012 -
with PMC
with PMC
Dave Richards 9 Jul, 2012 -
steveprice.exmouth 3 Jul, 2012 Solo
ladymuck 3 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S On Conville Course
On Conville Course
Steve Woollard 3 Jul, 2012 Solo
efetunc ?Jul, 2012 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.
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.
JenEvans ?Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2012 2nd
Rafal Malczyk ?Jul, 2012 AltLd
with efetunc
with efetunc
jon_ridley 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Webster 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S first alpine peak, moved together
first alpine peak, moved together
Huw Mithan 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Tom Carrick, Mark Madge
with Tom Carrick, Mark Madge
becoming-stranger 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Emily Cropton 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Ragingpossum 26 Jun, 2012 Solo
with steve carratt, R_W_M, harry kingston
with steve carratt, R_W_M, harry kingston
Mike Hood 16 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2012 -
tmather ?Jun, 2012 -
with George King, Samuel Chessell
with George King, Samuel Chessell
gingerking ?Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
ian.ross.bnc ?Jun, 2012 -
cmars89 27 Aug, 2011 -
with Pete Duckworth, sam duckworth
with Pete Duckworth, sam duckworth
Binder 17 Aug, 2011 Solo
Hidden 12 Aug, 2011 -
Hidden 29 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
jack.williams1 15 Jul, 2011 -
TimPerkin 12 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Nick King, Derek Buckle
with Nick King, Derek Buckle
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Matt Reed 27 Jun, 2011 -
jac00 18 Jun, 2011 -
tomtom89 ?Jun, 2011 -
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
r_o_b_h2 ?Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
allyrocke 20 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Katie Main
with Katie Main
Phil Jennings 20 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 Lead rpt
CWMulcahy 28 Jul, 2010 - From Albert Premier hut, via base of Aiguille du Chardonnet.
From Albert Premier hut, via base of Aiguille du Chardonnet.
augustus trout 27 Jul, 2010 Solo
Ly-Cilph 15 Jul, 2010 AltLd Guidebook said it was a PD-
Guidebook said it was a PD-
baldie_chick 15 Jul, 2010 AltLd
with kidB
with kidB
industrialiceman 4 Jul, 2010 -
JasRY 1 Jul, 2010 2nd
with conville
with conville
Andy DB 8 Jun, 2010 -
barney800 8 Jun, 2010 - After north face of Tete Blanche.
with Andy DB
After north face of Tete Blanche.
with Andy DB
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 AltLd
D.Andrew 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd
colin fagan 7 Sep, 2009 -
EddieA 11 Aug, 2009 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
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 5 Aug, 2009 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 2nd
Treeking82 22 Jul, 2009 -
Ollie B 9 Jul, 2009 - 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
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 7 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Phil Jennings 3 Jul, 2009 Solo O/S
Em66 3 Jul, 2009 -
with Conville
with Conville
Hidden 3 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 2nd
jamieevans ??, 2009 Solo O/S
lazyhopkins 3 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
with David Thomson; Michael McKensey; Brendan O'Mahoney
with David Thomson; Michael McKensey; Brendan O'Mahoney
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 AltLd
vincentvega 18 Jul, 2008 Lead
with mike smith
with mike smith
Hidden 16 Jul, 2008 AltLd
DavidR 16 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with asaam
with asaam
m1ke_smith ?Jul, 2008 -
with Allan Robb
with Allan Robb
Mr. K 18 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S Guided ascent.
with Ric Potter, Beth Flatres
Guided ascent.
with Ric Potter, Beth Flatres
kingjam ??, 2008 -
with Guide
with Guide
nickdonohue ?Sep, 2007 - Combined this after an ascent of the N face of the Tete Blanche
with Colin Morrison
Combined this after an ascent of the N face of the Tete Blanche
with Colin Morrison
ellentaylor 27 Jul, 2007 -
Hidden 26 Jul, 2007 Lead
Hidden 25 Jul, 2007 -
Jamie Light 25 Jul, 2007 -
DaveLeonard ?Jul, 2007 -
Hidden 25 Jun, 2007 2nd
Andy Hewison ?Sep, 2006 - Moving together, alpine style
Moving together, alpine style
Watty 29 Jun, 2006 2nd
with Mark & A.Watt
with Mark & A.Watt
PanzerHanzler 9 Aug, 2005 2nd O/S
with Richard, Thomas Merkel
with Richard, Thomas Merkel
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 2nd
Tubroos! ?Aug, 2003 - Descent after generally scrambling up the face a little further around on the west side.
with Kate Lloyd
Descent after generally scrambling up the face a little further around on the west side.
with Kate Lloyd
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ?Jul, 2002 Lead
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