Hazel Findlay and Jack Geldard - Alpine First Ascent - Chamonix

A couple of summers ago, Hazel Findlay and Jack Geldard climbed a new route up the beautiful granite spire of the Aiguille de Saussure on the Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix, France.

This small spire had ample room for new routes, as the difficult access meant that main front face of the 3839m summit had never been climbed (to their knowledge).

The Findlay Geldard Route (ED, UK E5 Rock, Scottish VI)

15 Mar, 2014
Has Hazel got wrist loops on her ice tools? Hurrah! I'm not the only one. I love you Hazel! :)
15 Mar, 2014
Looks like a fun outing! Jack - have you done Super Dupont on the Midi? I've seen wildly varying french grades for the crux (F6c+ to F7b) WHat would you give it? With this warm weather I'm keen to get climbing fit again!
15 Mar, 2014
Looks great
15 Mar, 2014
This is a great little video. Really enjoyed it but... try as I may to erase the image, Hazel Findlay reminds me of a young Mrs Merton.
15 Mar, 2014
Hi Fultonius, I have done Superdupont, but quite a while ago now, maybe 2004. I don't remember it being too bad, a tricky move to get in to a crack on the crux, which is pretty steady afterwards as I remember, but don't quote me on that! Maybe 6c+/7a? Hope you get a chance to do it. Such good routes on that wall. Saw someone climbing on there just the other day, I thought 'wow, they're keen!'. J
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