Aiguille Du Grépon

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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!

Elevation (feet): 11,424
Elevation (meters): 3,482
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Savoy Alps
Difficulty: Technical Climb
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
Convenient Center: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Thanks to Hugh Alexander for adding this peak.

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  • Log #17032 - by Hugh Alexander on Jan 22, 2002
    A superb outing and one not to be missed (or underestimated). It is humbling to think that, when Mummery and his two guides/accomplices first climbed this peak in 1881, they knew what to expect only...