Climbs 19
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 2997m a.s.l
Faces N

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1000m of air on the top icefield, Colton-MacIntyre © gav p

Crag features

Extremely complex mountain (actually, a collection of summits), its most striking feature being the 1 mile wide N face, ovelooking the Leschaux glacier. The face itself is quite complex, and can be divided in seven subsectors. The most prominent features of the face are however the twi Walker and Croz spur, the Great Couloir in between and the Linceuil (Shroud) hanging snowfield on the extreme L of the face.

Approach notes

Approach from Torino Hut via Rochefort Ridge and Calottes du Rochefort to the Col du Jorasses. Can also approach from the Leschaux Hut, 3 hours up from Montenvers.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Grandes Jorasses Traverse D 5a *** 27
  Pointe Marguerite
3 Pointe Marguerite summit
summit 4
  Pointe Hélène
5 Pointe Hélène summit
summit 3
  Pointe Croz
7 Pointe Croz summit
summit 4
  Pointe Whymper
9 Pointe Whymper summit
summit 6
Climb name Grade
  Pointe Walker
11 Pointe Walker summit
summit 12
  North Face
13 Hirondelles Arete D *** 1
14 Petit Macintyre TD 4+ ** 5
15 The Shroud TD- 4 ** 6
16 Walker Spur ED1 6a *** 46
17 Colton-MacIntyre ED2 6 *** 13
18 Croz Spur ED1 5+ *** 12
Climb name Grade
19 Slovenian Route (Pointe Croz)
ED1 *** 7
20 Polish Combination
TD+ ***  
  South Face
22 South Face (Pointe Whymper) AD+ 2 * 7
23 South Face (Pointe Walker)
AD ** 8
24 Tronchey Ridge TD *** 4
25 East face Classic
ED2 *** 3
26 South Diedre TD+ *** 3

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