VIDEO: Jon and Will on The Croz Spur

On the stunning mixed ramp that leads to the upper icefield on the Croz, Grandes Jorasses's alpine gear reviewers, Jon Griffith and Will Sim, both based in Chamonix are always having lots of climbing fun whether it be clipping bolts in the sun (that's what they are doing this afternoon) or more seriously the alpine faces right on their doorstep.

Many readers will have noticed that last week Jon and Will did the Croz Spur (with the Slovenian start) on the Grandes Jorrases (see Jon's UKC Photo Gallery )

Will (19) and Jon (26) have lots of plans for this winter in the Alps and you will be seeing a lot of their gear reviews over the next few months at

Jon will be giving gear from Patagonia, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, Grivel, Petzl, Petzl Charlet, Black Diamond and Mammut a good testing out on the mountain. First up soon is a review of La Sportiva Batura's which Will wore on the Croz.

Jon edited this video over the last few days and got it uploaded this morning for us. Jon shoots both his still images and video on his Canon 5D.

See a full acount of this climb and many others that Will and Jon have beeing doing, with many of Jon's superb photographs at

Will Sim is sponsored by Marmot

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15 Oct, 2009
lol, Hey Ed when are you off to the Alps next then ? Amazing footage guys !
15 Oct, 2009
15 Oct, 2009
Good skills Willski and Jon. Will are you back in the UK soon, did I here? Fancy some Gogarth action?
15 Oct, 2009
Super video Jon. Nice one. Would love to do this route. Jack
15 Oct, 2009
It's a great video Jon, really nicely done. The climbing looks ace. If you or anyone else can explain how you upload things that look that good on to Vimeo I'd be really grateful. I don't understand enough about the filters and such to work out how to get good looking hi def footage onto Vimeo. I've actually gone back to using YouTube because their HD upload is easier for technical hopeless cases such as myself.
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