Garde de Bordon Trip Report (#22332)
- Signed By: J. Vranjes
- Date submitted: August 03, 2012
- Date(s) climbed: 30. 7. 2012
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Climbed Garde de Bordon (3310 m) by starting from the car parking at the Moiry dam. First followed the route towards Sorrebois pass, a long zigzagging path over pastures and meadows. From the pass continued along the ridge in the south direction. All the time this is a pleasant walk with incredible views. The only serious place is the couloir at 2/3 of the route from the pass; loose rock and scree and after that a few meters up the cliff using a fixed rope. I left my walking poles below the rope section and for that reason I descended the same way. It was much better option to descend down the south slope in the glacier direction. Spent more than one hour at the summit. Later I met one couple going up, no other people all the day. It took me 3 hours and 40 minutes from the dam.