Grandes Jorasses

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Grandes Jorasses is a spectacular peak, located on the east ridge of the Mont Blanc Massif. The peak is a sheer rock wall on both its north and south faces. The North Face is particularly severe, rising 4,000 vertical feet from glacier to rocky ridge. 

Two German climbers, Martin Meier and Rudolf Peters, first successfully climbed the north face in 1935, after some forty other parties had failed, many ending in death.

Elevation (feet): 13,806
Elevation (meters): 4,208
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Savoy Alps
Latitude: 45.8667
Longitude: 6.98333
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Sep
Year first climbed: 1868
First successful climber(s): Horace Walker, Melchior Anderegg, Johann Jaun, Julien Grange
Nearest major airport: Geneva, Switzerland
Convenient Center: Chamonix, France

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 7 trip reports for Grandes Jorasses.

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  • Log #14349 - by Christopher Bruno on Sep 11, 2003
    I went to this route with two friends and almost no experience in mountain climbing. The weather was very hot and the top of the route was almost dry, which is unusual. Several other climbers were in...
  • Log #14350 - by Janos Granicz on July 19, 2002
    Karoly Barta - Barna Dobo - Janos Granicz We started the ascent from near the Boccalatte Hut (from our tents) at 5:00 am. We reached the summit of the Grandes Jorasses (Pointe Walker, 4208 m) at...
  • Log #14351 - by Rad on Jan 01, 2002
    Hi people! I climbed this great route three years ago and you can see a little review with topo, photographs and useful information about the Walker spur. The url: ...
  • Log #14352 - by Smavie McNoel on May 29, 2001
    It is a exelent mountin to climb but is very demanding yet i rcomend it to anybody, if you've got the skills.
  • Log #14353 - by John Marts on Sep 28, 2000
    In 1968 Paul "Tut" Braithwaite and I did the Walker Spur under conditions that only an Englishman could enjoy...even the descent was memorable.
  • Log #14355 - by Willi Kuhn on Feb 16, 2000
    walker spur great climb - excellent rockconditions!
  • Log #14357 - by Christopher Haddad on Mar 24, 1999
    Word of advice: Don't do this mountain after twice summitting the Eiger. Especially not a week after doing the NFace.