Altitude 2673m a.s.l
A Bigger Bang, Les Perrons. 5th pitch. First Ascent. © jon
Descent is normally by abseil or you can finish off by doing the traverse - in either direction. Belays nearly always consist of two bolts linked with cord - no chains. https://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/dbpage.php?id=389651 It's worth carrying a few lengths of 9 or 10mm cord to replace these if/when they look tired. Carry a small pocket knife to remove the old...
From the carpark, cross the dam and take the Loriaz path which leads off leftwards.
Tour Grise - follow the path until below the crag, then ascend the grassy slopes directly to the base - 1 hour.
Grand Perron - continue along the path to a cairn at the entrance to a large cwm. Here a smaller path strikes off rightwards into the cwm. Follow this path, which has a tendance to lose itself in a boulder field, aiming for the defining ridge of the Chardonnet on the left. Follow the crest of this to where it meets the crag, then walk up rightwards to the climbs.
Pointe Vouilloz and the Pain de Sucre - descend the far side of the Chardonnet ridge (cairn marking the start of the descent) into the next cwm and follow a traversing path to the start of the routes. About 1 hour 45 mins.
Alternatively approach from the Refuge de Loriaz in about 1 hour. The refuge is reached from Vallorcine in 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
|Finally made it up to the G perron, well worth the walk, definetly on the cards to return.
walts4 - 25/Oct/13
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