Aiguille Du Grépon
Photo by Je2f
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1881|
|First successful climber(s):||A. Mummery, A. Burgener, B. Venetz|
|Nearest major airport:||Gen˶e|
Thanks to Hugh Alexander for adding this peak.
A classic Alpine experience, steeped in tradition, the Grépon is tucked away, a castellated rampart between the Grands Charmoz and the Blaitie in the Aiguilles de Chamonix. The original classic traverse of the peak begins at the Charmoz-Grépon couloir, high on the small but tortuous Glacier des Nantillons. Approach may also be made from the Mer de Glace side, in a long rock climb with varying degrees of difficulty possible. However, the true delights of this peak are to be found in the excellent orange granite of the fortress-like crenellations and the spectacular variety of positions and viewpoints during the traverse. A grade 4+ which punches above its weight!
Thanks to Hugh Alexander for this description.